Kaunas, Lithuania

Tioga Lake

Kaunas is the largest industrial area in Lithuania. It is situated in the center of Lithuania, in the valley of the two longest rivers of Lithuania, Nemunas and Neris. Lithuania itself is located on the east side of the Baltic Sea. Kaunas is first mentioned by the chronicles in 1361 although it is known that people have lived in that area since the 3rd or 4th century. With a population of approximately 415,000 residents, Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania. It has developed into Lithuania's university center, with nine universities functioning in the city. Kaunas became the Sister City of Los Angeles on June 29, 1991.

Population: The population of Kaunas is 414,200 inhabitents . The population of Lithuania is 3,620,756.

Location: Kaunas is located in Lithuania. Lithuania is located in Eastern Europe, on the East side of the Baltic Sea.

Climate: The climate of Lithuania tends to be transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers.

Local Time: The local time of Kaunas is Greenwhich Mountain Time +2 which is ten hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Capital of Lithuania: The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius.

National Day of Lithuania: Statehood Day, 16 February (1918).

Flag of Lithuania: The flag of Lithuania has three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red .

Currency: The currency of Lithuania is 1 Lithuanian litas .

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