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Flag of Kaunas
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Coat of arms of Kaunas
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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
CountryLithuania
CountyKaunas County
MunicipalityKaunas city municipality
Capital ofKaunas County
First mentioned1361
Granted city rights1408
Elderships
Government
 • TypeCity council
 • MayorVisvaldas Matijošaitis
Area
 • City157 km2 (61 sq mi)
 • Metro
8,089 km2 (3,123 sq mi)
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)
 • City312,120
 • Density1,935/km2 (5,010/sq mi)
 • Metro
570,163
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
44xxx - 52xxx
GDP (nominal),
Kaunas county[3]
2015
 - Total€7.4 billion
 - Per capita€12,700
Websitewww.kaunas.lt

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.

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