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Quick Facts - Lithuania


Capital: Vilnius
Political system: Semi-presidential republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 14 May 1993
Population: 3 007 758 (2012)     
Population density: 52.4 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Lithuanian
Non-nationals of total population: 1.0 % (2011)

Funding (2004)

Culture as share of total central government spending: N/A
Government expenditure on culture: 119 410 334 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 34.20 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 57.46 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.00 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 3.50 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 12.07 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 99 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 24 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 648 USD (63 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 0.8 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 76.3 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 7/5/1992  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Not signed
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Entered into force 1/1/2008  
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 18/12/2006

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334