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About Lithuania

Lithuania (officially the Republic of Lithuania) is a country located in Northern Europe, on the Eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania is referred to as the Center of Europe by its cultural criteria. In 1989, the French National Geographic Institute determined that the Geographic Centre of Europe is located 24 km northwest of Vilnius. Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania.

Lithuania borders Latvia to the north, Belarus to the south-east, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Region to the south-west. The State is located at advantageous distance from Scandinavian countries, Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and is a transportation hub of the European Union. The distance to Minsk is 173 km, to Moscow - 791 km, to Kiev - 584 km, to Saint-Petersburg - 660 km.

Lithuania joined the United Nations in 1991, the European Union and the NATO - in 2004. Lithuania is a member of the Schengen Area.

You will find beautiful and pristine nature, fascinating cities, clean air, security, friendly people, eventful, and pulsating cultural life in Lithuania.

Lithuanians are shrewd and educated people. More than 90% of citizens have secondary or higher education; more than 30% of them have higher education. More than 90% of Lithuanians are able to communicate in at least one foreign language that integrates them into the most multilingual countries of the European Union. Lithuanians are flexible, hard-working, and creative people known for their world-known pioneers and authors of inventions.

Health care system in Lithuania is one of the most developed systems in the Eastern Europe. High level of medicine, the quality of servicing, reliability, and qualification of doctors are highly valued both in and outside the country.

Lithuania attracts foreign patients willing to receive effective and high-quality medical care at reasonable prices. The total cost of treatment, especially of expensive surgeries, is considerably less in comparison with other European countries.

Lithuanian doctors, surgeons, and medical specialists speak Russian that helps them to discover the basis for mutual understanding with patients.

Lithuanian medicine has achieved particular success in orthopedics, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, and infertility treatment.