Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. 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's capital and largest city is Vilnius.
30 imagesThe Hill of Crosses, located 12 kilometers north of the small industrial city of Siauliai is the Lithuanian national pilgrimage center. Standing upon a small hill are many hundreds of thousands of crosses that represent Christian devotion and a memorial to Lithuanian national identity.
19 imagesTrakai is a historic city and lake resort in Lithuania. It lies 17 miles west of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. A notable feature of Trakai is that the town was built and preserved by people of different nationalities. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles lived here.
36 imagesVilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city, located in the southeast section of the country. It is the second biggest city of the Baltic states, after Riga, Latvia.