Lithuania is a small country in Eastern Europe near countries like Latvia, Poland, and Belarus. It's the southernmost of the three Baltic states and was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. Lithuania is a beautiful country with lots of forests, castles, lakes, and beaches. The capital city of Lithuania is Vilnius, and the main language spoken there is Lithuanian. Lithuanians are known for being friendly, welcoming, and hardworking. The country is full of great places to visit, like the Hill of Crosses, Trakai Castle, and the National Museum of Lithuania.