Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Table of Contents

Lithuania - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Lithuania - Number format


(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Lithuania - Date formats



Lithuania - Languages


2 905 000 people speak the official language, Lithuanian External (written using the Roman alphabet). There are also 63 000 Belorussian-speakers; 4 200 Latvian-speakers; 258 000 Polish speakers; 344 000 Russian-speakers; 5 100 Tatar-speakers and 45 000 Ukrainian-speakers. Romani External is also spoken and there are 535 speakers of Karaim External.

Lithuania - Personal names


Personal names tend to follow the pattern

   given name(s)[ ]surname

Lithuanian surnames show both marital status and gender.

Unmarried Lithuanian women take their fathers’ surname with the suffix -aite, -ute or -yte dependent on the stem of the father’s surname. Married women take their husband’s surname with the suffix -iene. Lithuanian law allows married women to keep their pre-marriage surname (with the pre-marriage suffix), though the suffix remains a requirement. Children traditionally inherit their surnames from their father.

Given names may traditionally also be formed from the stem of the father’s name. For example, if a male is called Jonas, his wife may be called Joniene, his son Jonukas and his daughter Jonaite.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Lithuania - Company legal forms


Lithuanian company legal forms include:

   AB (Akcinė bendrovė) - public limited company
    (Individuali įmonė) - sole proprietorship
   KŪB (Komanditinė ūkinė bendrija) - limited partnership
   TŪB (Tikroji ūkinė bendrija) - general partnership
   UAB (Uždaroji akcinė bendrovė) - limited company
   VšĮ (Viešoji įstaiga) - non-profit organization

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Lithuania - Address format


   Thoroughfare name[ ]house number{[-]apartment number}
   postal code[ ]City

For example:


The postal code may also be found written to the right of the city name as follows:


Note that thoroughfare names are usually written without thoroughfare type indications - an exception is when an adjective is used, as is:

   Donelaicio gatvė = Main Street

Thoroughfare types, when written, are written with the first letter in lower case.

Many smaller villages have no street names and only a house number is used along with the name of the village.

The Lithuanian postal authorities prefer that 'LT-' is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must define if you do this - please refer to Formatting an international address.

Rules for the naming of Lithuanian streets (in Lithuanian) External

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Thoroughfare types


Below is a list of the most commonly occurring thoroughfare types and other strings found in addresses for Lithuania:

Lithuanian English
aikštė (a.) Square
alėja (al.) Avenue, drive, alley
akligatvis Dead-end street
gatvė (g.) Street
gyvenvietė (gyvenv.) Settlement, village
kaimas (k.) Village
miestas (m.) Town
miestelis (mstl.) Township
plentas (pl.) Road
prospektas (pr.) Avenue, boulevard
rajonas (r.) District, zone, region
skersgatvis (skg.) Alley, lane
vienkiemis (vienk.) Grange

These indicators are not usually used in addresses (see section “Address format”) and may change form according to their usage, thus:

   Donelaicio gatvė= Main Street
   Donelaicio skersgatvis = Small Street near Main Street

Some information about Lithuanian thoroughfare types from External

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Lithuania - Post office box


This is written Pašto dėžučių in Lithuanian.

Lithuania - Postal codes


On 1st January 2004, Lithuania changed from a 4-digit postal code (Pašto Kodų) system to one with 5-digits in the format:


The codes range from 00 to 99. The first three digits indicate the routing district, the last two are the delivery office.

The Lithuanian postal authorities prefer that 'LT-' is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must define if you do this - please refer to Formatting an international address.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Lithuania - Postal code format graphic


Lithuania - Postal code format

Lithuania - Postal code specifics


Lithuania - Postal code regular expression


Lithuania - Postal code level of coverage


Lithuania - Postal code map


Place names in Lithuania


Refer to Exonyms in Lithuania for full lists of place names in Lithuania in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Lithuania - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Lithuania


Full Lithuanian telephone numbers, when called from abroad, have 8 digits. Mobile numbers have area codes commencing 6.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

Every effort is made to keep this resource updated. If you find any errors, or have any questions or requests, please don't hesitate to contact the author.

All information copyright Graham Rhind 2019. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.