Kaunas

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Kaunas

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Laikinoji sostinė
Location of Kaunas
Coordinates: 54°54′N 23°56′E / 54.9°N 23.933°E / 54.9; 23.933Coordinates: 54°54′N 23°56′E / 54.9°N 23.933°E / 54.9; 23.933
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Kaunas County
Municipality Kaunas city
Number of elderates 11
Capital of Kaunas County
Kaunas city municipality
Kaunas district municipality
First mentioned 1361
Granted city rights 1408
Population (2007)
 • Total 358 107
 • Rank 2nd
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kaunas, also known by several other names, is the second biggest city in Lithuania and used to be a temporary capital. Kaunas is found at the point where the two biggest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris, meet. It is also near the Kaunas Lagoon, the largest body of water in Lithuania.