Articles in Lithuania ( 489 )

489 Articles of interest in Lithuania

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  • Vilnius

    Vilnius (Lithuanian pronunciation: [ˈvʲɪlʲnʲʊs]; see also other names) is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city, with a population of 539,939 (806,308 together with Vilnius County) as of 2014. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lit…

  • Occupation of the Baltic states

    The occupation of the Baltic states refers to the military occupation of the three Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—by the Soviet Union under the auspices of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact on 14 June 1940 followed by their incorporation into…

  • Curonian Spit

    The Curonian Spit (Lithuanian: Kuršių nerija, Russian: Куршская коса, German: Kurische Nehrung, Latvian: Kuršu kāpas) is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Its southern portion lie…

  • Hill of Crosses

    The Hill of Crosses (Lithuanian:  Kryžių kalnas ) is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the f…

  • Vilnius Airport

    Vilnius Airport (IATA: VNO, ICAO: EYVI) (Lithuanian: Vilniaus oro uostas) is the international airport of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It is located 5.9 km (3.7 mi) south of the city. It is the largest of the four commercial airports in Lithua…

  • Trakai Island Castle

    Trakai Island Castle (Lithuanian: Trakų salos pilis) is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island in Lake Galvė. The castle is sometimes referred to as "Little Marienburg".

  • Vilnius University

    Vilnius University (Lithuanian: Vilniaus universitetas; other names exist) is the oldest university in the Baltic states and one of the oldest in Northern Europe.

  • Vilna Ghetto

    The Vilna Ghetto, Vilnius Ghetto, Wilno Ghetto or Vilniaus Getas was a World War II Jewish ghetto established and operated by Nazi Germany in the city of Vilnius in the territory of Nazi-administered Reichskommissariat Ostland. During roughly two ye…

  • Užupis

    Užupis (Belarusian: Зарэчча, Polish: Zarzecze, Russian: Заречье) is a neighborhood in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, largely located in Vilnius' old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Užupis means "the other side of the river" in the Lithuanian…

  • Ponary massacre

    The Ponary Massacre (Polish: zbrodnia w Ponarach) was the mass murder of up to 100,000 people, mostly Jews, but also Russians, Poles, Lithuanians and others, by German SD, SS and Lithuanian Nazi collaborators, such as the Ypatingasis būrys units, du…

  • Geography of Lithuania

    Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, most populous of the Baltic states, Lithuania has 60 miles (97 km) of sandy coastline which faces the open Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Poland.

  • Vilnius Old Town

    The Old Town of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus senamiestis), one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe, has an area of 3.59 square kilometres (887 acres). It encompasses 74 quarters, with 70 streets and lanes numbering 1487 b…

  • Kingdom of Lithuania (1918)

    The Kingdom of Lithuania was a short-lived constitutional monarchy created towards the end of World War I when Lithuania was under occupation by the German Empire. The Council of Lithuania declared Lithuania's independence on February 16, 1918, but …

  • Neman (river)

    The Neman, Nemunas, Nyoman, Niemen or Memel is a major Eastern European river rising in Belarus and flowing through Lithuania before draining into the Curonian Lagoon, and then into the Baltic Sea at Klaipėda. It begins at the confluence of two smal…

  • Algirdas

    Algirdas (Belarusian: Альгерд, Russian: Ольгерд, Polish: Olgierd, name on his personal seal (Cyrillic Script) Олгер equals to Holger) (c. 1296 – May 1377) was a monarch of medieval Lithuania.

  • Vilnius Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika, Polish: Bazylika archikatedralna św. Stanisława Biskupa i św. Władysława) is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Viln…

  • Kaunas Airport

    Kaunas International Airport (Lithuanian: Kauno tarptautinis oro uostas), (IATA: KUN, ICAO: EYKA) is the second busiest civil airport in Lithuania after Vilnius Airport and the fourth busiest in the Baltic states.

  • Nida, Lithuania

    Nida (German: Nidden) is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Located on the Curonian Spit between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea, it is the westernmost point of Lithuania and the Baltic states, clos…

  • Ninth Fort

    The Ninth Fort (Lithuanian: Devintas Fortas) is a stronghold in the northern part of Šilainiai elderate, Kaunas, Lithuania. It is a part of the Kaunas Fortress, which was constructed in the late 19th century. During the occupation of Kaunas and the …

  • Vilnius TV Tower

    The Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokštas) is a 326.5 m (1,071 ft) tower in the Karoliniškės microdistrict of Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • Kovno Ghetto

    The Kovno ghetto was a ghetto established by Nazi Germany to hold the Lithuanian Jews of Kaunas during the Holocaust. At its peak, the Ghetto held 40,000 people, most of whom were later sent to concentration and extermination camps, or were shot at …

  • Gate of Dawn

    The Gate of Dawn (Lithuanian: Aušros Vartai, Polish: Ostra Brama, Belarusian: Вострая Брама) is a city-gate of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and one of the most important religious, historical and cultural monuments.

  • Žalgiris Arena

    Žalgirio Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New Town of Kaunas, Lithuania. The arena is located on an island of the Nemunas River. It is the largest indoor arena in the Baltics. The arena's maximum possible seating capacity for basketball …

  • LFF Stadium

    LFF Stadium (Lithuanian Football Federation stadium, Lithuanian: LFF stadionas), formerly known as Vėtra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • Port of Klaipėda

    The Port of Klaipėda is a seaport located in Klaipėda, Lithuania. It is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania.

  • Phosphogypsum

    Phosphogypsum refers to the gypsum formed as a by-product of the production of fertilizer from phosphate rock. It is mainly composed of gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O). Although gypsum is a widely used material in the construction industry, phosphogypsum is usu…

  • Bank of Lithuania

    The Bank of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Bankas) is the central bank of the Republic of Lithuania. The Bank of Lithuania is a member of the European System of Central Banks. The chairman of the bank is Vitas Vasiliauskas.

  • Vilnius County

    Vilnius County (Lithuanian: Vilniaus apskritis) is the largest of the 10 counties of Lithuania, located in the east of the country around the city Vilnius.

  • Grūtas Park

    Grūtas Park (unofficially known as Stalin's World; Lithuanian: Grūto parkas) is a sculpture garden of Soviet-era statues and an exposition of other Soviet ideological relics from the times of the Lithuanian SSR.

  • Šiauliai International Airport

    Šiauliai International Airport (also known as Zokniai Airport, Lithuanian: Zoknių oro uostas) (IATA: SQQ, ICAO: EYSA) is located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania.

  • Vytautas Magnus University

    Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) (Lithuanian: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas (VDU)) is a public university in Kaunas, Lithuania. The university was founded in 1922 during the interwar period as an alternate national university.

  • Kernavė

    Kernavė was a medieval capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and today is a tourist attraction and an archeological site (population 318, 1999). It is located in the Širvintos district municipality located in southeast Lithuania.

  • Lithuanian National Radio and Television

    Lithuanian National Radio and Television (Lithuanian:  Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija; LRT ) is the national public broadcasting company of Lithuania based in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The company broadcasts two national public…