Lithuania in figures (edition 2023)

General information






Oficial name of the state – Republic of Lithuania

Total (land) area – 65.3 thous. km2

Capital – Vilnius

Independence of the Republic of Lithuania:

proclamation – 16 February 1918
restoration – 11 March 1990


Highest legislative body –
Seimas (141 members; term of office – 4 years)
President of the Republic of Lithuania –
Gitanas Nausėda
Speaker of the Seimas –
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen
Prime Minister –
Ingrida Šimonytė
Currency –
Euro (EUR)

Administrative territorial division

Territorial administrative units – counties (10) and municipalities (60).

County is a higher administrative unit of the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, the governance wherein is orga­nised by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

Municipality (mun.) is a territorial administrative unit of the Republic of Lithuania admi­niste­red by the bodies of self-government elected by the community of residents pur­suant to the Law on Local Self-Govern­ment of the Republic of Lithuania and other respec­tive laws.