About Lithuania

Situated to the south of the Baltic Sea, Lithuania is a Northern European country that regained independence in 1991 following Soviet occupation. A vast majority of the population are of Lithuanian ethnicity, though there are some residents from surrounding countries. While there are a few significant urban areas, around a third of the country is forested.

Lithuania is a lowland country with no mountainous regions. However, it has large forested areas and numerous lakes. The northern part of Curonian Spit also forms part of its coastline and is a popular tourist attraction. It has significant ecological value thanks to its wetlands and forests that are favoured by migrating birds.

Lithuania is a Christian country, and its main holidays are the major Christian celebrations. The country's architecture also portrays Lithuania's culture and history, with smaller towns retaining traditional wooden houses, which were replaced in urban areas under Soviet occupation. Lithuania's cuisine also reflects produce that has historically been grown locally in the country, and certain dishes bear similarities to those in the surrounding region.

With lower tax rates for small businesses and incentive schemes in place for investments made in the high-tech sector, there are opportunities for expat entrepreneurs in the country. For those hoping to find a job in Lithuania, there are a broad array of international companies operating in the country across a range of industry sectors. The country adopted the Euro in 2015, making it all the more appealing to do business in.