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Coat of arms of Kaunas
Coat of arms
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Location of Kaunas
Location of Kaunas
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyKaunas County
MunicipalityKaunas city
Number of elderates11
Capital ofKaunas County
Kaunas city municipality
Kaunas district municipality
First mentioned1361
Granted city rights1408
Population
 (2007)
 • Total358 107
 • Rank
2nd
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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.