Republic of Lithuania

The Republic of Lithuania is a country in the Baltic region of Europe and is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania covers a territory of 65,286 square meters and is divided into five ethnographic regions: Aukštaitija, Suvalkija, Dzūkija, Žemaitija, and Mažoji Lietuva (Lithuania Minor) It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2019[update], and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. Other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. The official language, Lithuanian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family, the other being Latvian. Lithuania has been a member state of the European Union and part of the Schengen Area since 2004 and adopted the Euro in 2015.

About Lithuania

Travel in Lithuania

Nature and Climate

Lithuanian Cuisine




Education and Science

Live in Lithuania

Main Institutions

Ministry of Culture

Lithuanian Council for Culture

Lithuanian Film Centre

Department of Cultural Heritage

National Cultural Organizations

National Museum of Lithuania

Lithuanian Art Museum

National Museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art

Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

National Kaunas Drama Theatre

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

Lithuanian Culture Guide (About, Artists, Organizations, Events)


Contemporary Dance




Visual arts



International Cultural Cooperation

Lithuanian Culture Institute

Study Visits Programme

Books Translation Grant Programme

Sample Translation Grant Programme

Cultural attachés

Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO

Inventory of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Lithuania

Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022