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Vilnius

Vilnius - description of the city:

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, located on the Neris River. It was first mentioned in 1323. The city is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Since 1795, it was part of Russia; in 1920-1939 - part of Poland. In 1940, it became the capital of Lithuania. Vilnius is home to 597 000 inhabitants. It is a railway junction. Main industries include machine building and metalworking, machine tool and instrument, developed chemical, light and food industries. Vilnius has the Academy of Sciences of Lithuania, 5 universities (including the University and the Conservatory), 5 theaters (including the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet House), a lot of museums, among which the most notable are the Historical and Ethnographic Museum, the Art Gallery, and the Folk Art Museum. Vilnius is one of the most beautiful cities of the former Soviet Union. Among the architectural monuments can be marked out the remains of the Upper Castle (14 – 15th centuries), the old town with its buildings of the 15-18th centuries, the Cathedral and the Town Hall (18th century), the St. Anne’s Church (16th century), and the St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church (17th century). The city is remarkable not only in ancient architecture. The most interesting example of modern architecture is a residential quarter Lazdynai (finished in 1973).

Country Lithuania
International title Vilnius
Population 542,366 people
Timezone Europe/Vilnius
State Vilniaus Apskritis
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 54.68916 x Longitude: 25.2798

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Visiting Vilnius
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Places to visit in Vilnius

  • Gate of Dawn
  • Vilnius Cathedral
  • Gediminas' Tower
  • Vilniaus universiteto botanikos sodas
  • Rasos Cemetery
  • St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Vilnius
  • Adam Mickiewicz Monument, Vilnius
  • Three Crosses
  • Vilnius TV Tower
  • Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

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