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Lithuania

Lithuania : Lithuania (former Lithuanian Soviet Republic) is the largest and most southern of the 3 Baltic states. Lithuania is bordering Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Russia and the Baltic sea. Vilnius is the capital of the Republic of Lithuania. Accross the country there are national parks, examples are: Dzūkija, Žemaitija close to Plungė, Historical National Park Trakai, near Vilnius, Aukštaitija at Ignalina and Kuršių Nerija at the Baltic Sea. Lithuania has a large number of museums (especially in Vilnius) such as A. Puskin Museum, the High Castle museum (Gediminas castle), the Low Castle Museum, National Museum of Lithuania, the Jewish Museum, Nazi's Genocide Museum and the Railroad Museum. Other attractions are the television tower with a top restaurant, Gediminas Castle, Planetarium, The Old Town, The Gedimanas shopping area. Only 11 kilometers away from Vilnius is the geographical centre of Europe.

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