Factsheet of Lithuania
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General

Official Name

Republic of Lithuania

Capital

Vilnius (Population: 543 000) (2015)

Area

65 300 square km

Currency

Euro (EUR)

GDP(2016)

US$ 85.8 billion (2016)

GDP Growth Rate

2.8% (2016)

Unemployment

8.2% (2016)

GDP Per Capita

US$ 29 900 [2016]

Forest Cover

34.6%

CO2 emissions

17 million Mt (2013 est.)

Tourist Arrivals

861 thousands (2015)

Population

2.85 million (2016) # (Ranked 137 in the world)

Age Profile

Median age 43.4 years; 40.36% of population is 25-54 years old (2016)

Life expectancy

Average life expectancy : Men, 69.5 years; Women, 89.6 years (2016)

Languages

Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other 0.9%, unspecified 3.5%

Ethnic groups

Lithuanian 84.1%, Polish 6.6%, Russian 5.8%, Belarusian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.2%

Religion

Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%, other (including Sunni Muslim, Jewish, Greek Catholic, and Karaite) 0.8%, none 6.1%, unspecified 10.1%

Internet Penetration

71.4% of the population (2015)

Mobile phones

In 2015, the penetration of mobile services amounted to 145% ##

Urbanisation

66.5%

Exports

US$ 22.6 billion (2016) [Lithuanian official Trade Statistics]

Imports

US$ 24.8 billion(2016) [Lithuanian official Trade Statistics]

Main Trade Partners

Russia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Estonia

Political

Political Structure

semi-presidential republic

Major Political Parties

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, Liberal Movement, Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance, Order and Justice

Head of State

Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė

Head of Government

Mr Saulius Skvernelis


India’s Exports

EUR 44.5 milliom (2016) [Lithuanian official Trade Statistics]

India’s Imports

EUR 86.2 million (2016) [Lithuanian official Trade Statistics]

Indian Community

Around 700 (2015)