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    Overview

    Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania. The Old Town, historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Eastern Europe (360 ha). The most valuable historic and cultural heritage is concentrated here. The buildings in the old town - there are about 1.5 thousand of them - were built in a number of different centuries, therefore, it is a mixture of all European architectural styles. Although Vilnius is often called a baroque city, here you will find some buildings of gothic, renaissance and other styles. The main sights of the city are the Gediminas Castle and the Cathedral Square, symbols of the capital. Their combination is also a gateway to the historic centre of the capital. Because of its uniqueness, the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

    Vilnius statistics

    Population 542.287.
    57.8 % are Lithuanians, 18.7 % Poles, 14 % Russians, 4% Byelorussians, 0.5 % Jews and the remaining 5 % comprising some other nationalities.
    Average annual temperature is + 6.1 degrees Celsius, in January being – 4.9 and +17.0 degrees Celsius in July.
    Average precipitation is about 661 mm per year.