Kaunas – Inspiring Modern City with 600 Years of History
In 1408, Magdeburg rights were granted to the city of Kaunas by the privilege of Vytautas the Great. During the early 20th century, Kaunas was the home of the Lithuanian Government and the capital of the country; this period is considered by many to have been the golden age of the city. However, history tells us that even before this date, the city experienced many other periods of great prosperity and national importance.
Facts and figures
- Kaunas is situated in the centre of Lithuania, at the confluence of the rivers Neris and Nemunas, 100 km far from the capital Vilnius. It is the second largest city in Lithuania
- Kaunas (population: 360,000) is one of the most significant cities in the country today. It is not only the city of old traditions, but also a large centre of business and industry
- Kaunas is the city of the youth: 35,000 students are studying at 6 universities of Kaunas
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