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VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Chicago’s Sister City Since 1993

Committee Chair: Stanley Balzekas

ABOUT VILNIUS - Fast Facts
Mayor: Arturas Zuokas
Country:   Lithuania 
Country Location:   Eastern Europe  
Country Population:  Over 3 million  
City Population:  Over 600,000
Geography: Situated in southeastern Lithuania  
History:  One of the country’s oldest cities, founded by Gediminas who declared Vilnius the “royal town.” Vilnius remains the political, economic and cultural center of Lithuania.  
Industry:  Electronic equipment, clothing, furniture, forestry products
Did You Know? Vilnius hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, including Ugavënës, a traditional celebration of the farewell to the winter, the Poetry Spring Festival, the St. Cristophorus Summer Music Festival, Winter Holidays, and New Year’s Celebrations.  
Flag Description: Yellow represents the wheat fields & freedom from want, red depicts patriotism & courage, green symbolizes the forests & renewed hope.    
PAST VILNIUS - CHICAGO PROGRAMS

2011
March 16

The Vilnius Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania hosted the Independence Day of Lithuania reception at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall. The reception included the presentation of the works of renowned Lithuanian artist M. K.Čiurlionis and a piano performance.



 
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