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Top to bottom, left to right: Kaunas Castle, House of Perkūnas, Kaunas Town Hall, Kaunas Reservoir, Our Lord Jesus Christ's Resurrection Basilica and Church of Saint Michael the Archangel
Flag of Kaunas
Coat of arms of Kaunas
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Laikinoji sostinė, Heart of Lithuania, The Little Paris of interwar[1]
Motto(s): Diligite justitiam qui judicatis terram
(Latin: Cherish justice, you who judge the earth[2])
Location of Kaunas
Location of Kaunas
Coordinates: 54°53′50″N 23°53′10″E / 54.89722°N 23.88611°E / 54.89722; 23.88611Coordinates: 54°53′50″N 23°53′10″E / 54.89722°N 23.88611°E / 54.89722; 23.88611
CountyKaunas County
MunicipalityKaunas city municipality
Capital ofKaunas County
First mentioned1361
Granted city rights1408
 • TypeCity council
 • MayorVisvaldas Matijošaitis
 • City157 km2 (61 sq mi)
 • Metro8,089 km2 (3,123 sq mi)
Elevation48 m (157 ft)
Population (2018-01-01)
 • City312,120
 • Density1,935/km2 (5,010/sq mi)
 • Metro570,163
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code44xxx - 52xxx
Area code(s)(+370) 37
GDP (nominal),
Kaunas county[3]
 - Total€7.4 billion
 - Per capita€12,700

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kodėl Kaunas buvo vadinamas mažuoju Paryžiumi?". lrytas.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  2. Raffa, Guy P. (2009-08-01). The Complete Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Divine Comedy. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226702872.
  3. http://osp.stat.gov.lt/en/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?id=8446&status=A