Why Lithuania?

1

Our geographic location is versatile. From wild beaches to authentic old towns. From manor houses to rural villages. From forests to lakes – everything’s just a short drive away.

2

Our widely acclaimed film sets are known for their quality. From painting delicate china to building a replica of the Berlin wall – you name it, we’ll make it.

3

Our film professionals are talented, driven and flexible. Come and meet us in person!

Facts & Figures

Location
North-eastern Europe on the shores of the Baltic Sea

Area
66 200 sq. km 30% forests. 2, 830 lakes larger than 0,5 hectares, 18 rivers longer than 100 kilometres

Neighbours
Poland, Latvia, Russia, Belarus

Population
2, 986 million

Goverment
Parliamentary Republic

Capital
Vilnius was established in 1323. Population of 542,932. One of the largest Old Towns in Europe, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Currency
Euro since 2015

Climate
Maritime/continental

Curonian spit
98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that is surrounded by waters of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by Lithuania and Russia

Landscape
Pastoral with plains, forests and rolling hills

Coastline
99 km of sandy coastline, of which 38 km face the Baltic Sea

Time zone
GMT +2 (winter), GMT +3 (summer)

Official language
Lithuanian. English and Russian spoken extensively, Polish in some areas

Ethnic groups
83,9% Lithuanian, 6,6% Polish, 5,4% Russian, 1,3% Belorussian, 2,8% other

Religion
79% Roman Catholic. Other: Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim.

International airports
Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga

Port
Klaipėda is an ice free port located in the north

Roads
High grade and well developed road system throughout the country

International membership
European Union, NATO, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Schengen Area.

Distances and flights between Vilnius and other cities

CITY KM TIME
Amsterdam 1367 2.20
Brussels 1470 2.35
Copenhagen 815 1.35
Dublin 2052 3.20
Frankfurt 1234 2.10
Helsinki 611 1.15
Kiev 589 1.55
London 1724 2.50
Milan 1535 2.00
Moscow 786 2.05
Oslo 1048 1.30
Paris 1697 3.10
Rome 1702 3.20
Vienna 950 2.05

Public holidays

January 1 New Year’s Day
February  16 Independence Day
March 11 Restoration of Independence Day
Between March & April
(changes every year)
Easter
May 1 Labour Day
June 24 Feast of St. John (Midsummer)
July 6 Coronation Day
August 15 Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1 All Saints’ Day
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25, 26 Christmas

Monthly average temperature (°C) in Lithuania

MONTH AVG.
HIGH
AVG.
LOW
RECORD
HIGH
RECORD
LOW
January -2 -5 +12,6 (2007) -40,5 (1940)
February -2 -5 +16,5 (1990) -42,9 (1956)
March +5 -2 +21,8 (1968) -37,5 (1964)
April +14 0 +28,8 (1950) -23 (1963)
May +15 +8 +34 (1892) -6,8 (1965)
June +16,4 +10 +37 (2011) -2,8 (1977)
July +17,5 +11 +37,5 (1994) +0,9 (1971)
August +15 +10 +36 (1992) -2,9 (1966)
September +13 +8 +32 (1992) -6,3 (1993)
October +10 +2 +26 (1985) -19,5 (1956)
November +5 0 +18,5 (1968) -23 (1998)
December +0,97 -5 +15,6 (1982) -34 (1969)