A Baltic State
Located on the Baltic coast to the north of Poland and south of latvia, Lithuania is emerging as a great destination and an active participant in the European community after years behind the ‘iron curtain’.
Its capital, Vilnius, near the Belarus border, is known for its medieval Old Town, subsequent Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture, and its 18th-century cathedral. Hilltop Gediminas’ Tower, a symbol of the city and the nation, offers sweeping views.
In the fourteenth century, Lithuania included present-day Belarus, Ukraine and parts of Poland and Russia making it one of Europe’s largest countries. After World War II, it became part of the Soviet Union and is now enjoying his own independence although its allied more
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