Courland Spit

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Courland Spit

 

(Kuršių-Nerija), a sandy peninsula on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, in the Lithuanian SSR and Kaliningrad Oblast, RSFSR. It forms a narrow, slightly bent arc stretching from southwest to northeast, from the Kaliningrad (Sambiiskii) Peninsula to Klaipėda, separating the Courland Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. It is 98 km long and from 0.4 to 3.8 km wide. The Baltic seashore of the spit is covered with sand dunes, rising from 4 m to 12 m; in places the dunes are stabilized by vegetation. The dunes are backed by an uneven, occasionally swampy and flat lowland (palve), covered with grass and bushes. A ridge of big sand dunes rises all along the Courland Spit; the elevation of the dunes is 30–40 m, rising to a maximum of 70 m, and the width of the range is from 300 m to 1 km. A great part of the ridge is covered with forests of mountain pine and black alder mixed with oak, linden, elm, and other trees. The Courland Spit is a reservation area. The city of Neringa is located on the Courland Spit.

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In order not to disturb the connection with the Curonian Spit, the ferry ferries were directed to another quay of the port.
A yacht scraping a high-voltage electricity line in a prohibited zone in the Klaipeda port channel interrupted power supplies to the Curonian Spit for a brief period of time around noon on Monday, July 24.
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Maiden calls include: Klaipeda: The third-largest city in "hot" Lithuania, this historic east-west-south crossroads offers metropolitan architecture, as well as the natural beauty of the Curonian Spit right outside.
He believes it had been hidden under the sand where he found it - on the Curonian Spit, a 60 stretch of sand in Lithuania and Russia.
More specifically, it's the Curonian Spit, a strip of land 60 miles long made up of huge forestcovered sand dunes with the Baltic Sea on one side and a massive freshwater lagoon on the other.