Curonian spitLet’s explore Curonian Spit National Park as a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site that spans two countries
The Curonian Spit is the slender, 61-mile (98-kilometer) sand dune that divides the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. The Curonian Spit National Park peninsula is a unique phenomenon with its sand dunes, beach coastline and fragrant pine forests. About 12% of peninsula consists of dunes.
At the beginning of the XXI century, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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It is home to the highest moving sand dunes in Europe, with an average height of 35 metres and some stretching to 60 metres.
Lithuania shares half of the Curonian Spit (52 km) with Russian Federation, the area of Kalingrad (46 km).
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