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  Curonian Spit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Curonian Spit stretches from the Sambian Peninsula on the south to its northern tip next to a narrow strait, across from which is the port city of Klaipėda on the mainland of Lithuania.
Centuries ago the Curonian spit was inhabited primarily by Curonians, with a significant German minority in the south and a significant Lithuanian minority in the north.
Russian side of the Curonian Spit belongs to Zelenogradsk district of the Kaliningrad Oblast, while the Lithuanian side is partitioned among Klaipėda city municipality and Neringa municipality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curonian_Spit   (959 words)

The Curonian Spit is a narrow strip of sand, from 350 m to 4 km wide, 92 km long, stretching out between two water bodies, The Baltic and the Curonian bay...
As migratory birds are concentrated at the Curonian Spit in such huge amounts, it gains a specific importance in the chain of protected natural areas on the migrating route from the White Sea to the Baltic.
The fragile world of the Curonian Spit is attacked by the natural forces: the sea, once created the Spit, is now bringing not enough "constructing materials" to reinforce the peninsula washed away by streams and storms.
www.ecodefense.ru /pubs_reports_lukoil_eng_2.html   (612 words)

 The Curonian Spit
The length of the spit is 97 km, its breadth fluctuates from 400 m to 3.8 km.
This is one of the oldest settlements of the Curonian Spit.
The Curonian Spit is a peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.
samogitia.mch.mii.lt /LANKYTINOS_VIETOS/nerija.en.htm   (5816 words)

 Coast.lt - Coast and lagoon resource centre
The 52 km of the Curonian Spit coast belongs to the ascribable smooth accumulating coastal type (microtidal sedimentary coast).
Curonian Spit foredune is 3-12 meters high and 10-50 meters in width.
Bare dune chains exist on the Curonian Spit (the highest is Parnidzio Kopa at 66 m).
www.coast.lt /?en=1118123283   (256 words)

 Neringa - The Curonian Spit - Locations - Explore Neringa
The Curonian Spit is a peninsula, which divides the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.
In 1923 the Northern part of the Curonian Spit (territory of 52 km in length) went to the Republic of Lithuania.
Currently, the part of the Spit that belongs to the Republic of Lithuania (0.8 thousand ha) is being administrated by the Municipality of Klaipeda City, and the remaining part (approximately 25.6 thousand ha) is administered by the Municipality of Neringa.
www.visitneringa.com /en/main/know/locality/curonian   (293 words)

 Resources on Curonian Spit academic institutions
Curonian Spit - UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Criterion v The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sanddunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (wind and tide).
Greenpeace Russia: The Curonian Spit is one of the largest accumulative landforms in the Baltic Sea....
: The Curonian Spit, an elongated sand-dune peninsula straddling the border ofLithuania...
mongabay.org /conservation/Curonian_Spit.htm   (1839 words)

 New Page 2
The Curonian Spit is the land of sand stretching between waters.
The complicated relief of the Curonian Spit determined the establishment of different ecological plant belts such as the beach, the protective dune crest, the meadows, the big dune and the lagoon shore.
The peculiarities of the Curonian Spit flora are determined by exceptional ecological conditions as well as by the comparatively short period of its formation.
www.naturewatchbaltic.org /tools/booklets/sanddune/main/1-1.htm   (1240 words)

 Coastal Management in Lithuania
The southern half is formed by the Curonian Spit, a narrow peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.
The Curonian spit is a sandy stretch of land extending 98 kilometres, half of which belongs to Lithuania, the other half to Russia.
As a result of the input of sediments from the Nemunas River and sand from the wandering dunes of the Spit, the Curonian lagoon is becoming increasingly shallow.
www.coastalguide.org /icm/baltic/lithuania.html   (2774 words)

 NERINGA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The four settlements of the Curonian Spit (Juodkrante, Pervalka, Preila, and Nida) are all situated on the road, which is approximately 50 kolometers long.
The Curonian Spit is a natural wonder created by sea, wind, and man. It was not by chance that the renowned German geographer Wilhelm von Homboldt wrote in 1809 that "the Curonian Spit is so peculiar that if you don't want your soul to be missing a wonderful impression, you really must see it..."
The landscape of the Curonian Spit is extremely fragile and vulnerable.
www.litnet.lt /lithuania/cities/neringa.html   (1895 words)

 Kursiu Nerija National Park / Nature / Geologija /
The Curonian Lagoon is inseparable from the Baltic Sea.
Today the Curonian Spit is 1 to 2 km closer to the continent than at the beginning.
The spit from Juodkrante to the very end of Kopgalis accumulated sand, which was supplied by the prevailing southwest sea streams.
www.kompasas.lt /nerija/en/gamta/geologija.html   (1424 words)

 Lithuania - Curonian Spit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sand dunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (wind and tide).
After disastrous human interventions that menaced its survival the Spit was reclaimed by massive protection and stabilization works begun in the 19th century and still continuing to the present day.
Curonian Spit is a transboundary property that stretches into Russia in the Kaliningrad Region.
worldheritage.heindorffhus.dk /frame-LithuaniaCuronian.htm   (229 words)

 ona | glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
located on the west coast of lithuania, the curonian bay is separated from the baltic sea by the curonian spit.
also known as neringa, the curonian spit is a sandbank approximately 97 km (61 miles) in length that separates the curonian bay from the baltic sea.
the curonian spit is home to the highest sand dunes in europe.
www.ona.com /en/glossary/36   (894 words)

 Recreation in Neringa
The Curonian Spit (Kuršių Nerija) is a narrow peninsula 97 km long.
The Baltic sea in the west and Curonian bay in the east wash its shores.
Curonian Spit National Park is founded in the 52-km-long territory belonging to Lithuania.
www.neringahotels.lt /index_en.html   (204 words)

 Curonian Spit | Greenpeace Russia
The Curonian Spit is one of the largest accumulative landforms in the Baltic Sea.
The tribe of Kursiai, which inhabited the Curonian Spit for a long time in the past, disappeared, but its ethnographic heritage is still visible.
The diverse and strongly differentiated dune relief of the Curonian Spit combined with the green of the forests, bright whiteness of sandy beaches and unlimited stretches of the Baltic Sea, all represent important aesthetic values.
www.greenpeace.org /russia/en/campaigns/world-natural-heritage/curonian-spit   (396 words)

 Vartiklis: About Nida at Curonian Spit
Curonian Spit at Nida and southward of it - toward Russia (old Prussian land).
Curonian Spit (at Lithuanian, Kursiu Nerija [Kurshyu Nerrya] is the belt of sand with area of 94.4 km
Nida was first mentioned in written sources in 1385 as the Crusaders moved through the spit on their way to plunder and baptize the Lithuanian lowlanders (at this time the Lithuania was still pagan State amidst Christian world).
www.spauda.lt /nida/nidaeng.htm   (824 words)

 Curonian Spit - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
The Coronian Spit is a 100 km long and 1-4 km wide sand dune peninsula in the south-east of the Baltic Sea, shared between Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.
On the Spit, buses are running up and down and 45 minutes later I found myself in the small village of Nida, close to the Russian border.
Klaipeda and the Coronian Spit is a perfect — yet not discovered - holiday destination for those with children and family.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/curonianspit.html   (495 words)

 Neringa and the Curonian Spit. Lithuania.
The forest of the Curonian Spit is peculiar in that it grows on the sandy soil.
The territory covered by forests constitutes 72% of the surface of the Curonian Spit and it protects the villages of Neringa from the shifting sand.
On the other hand, the Curonian Spit is not only the land of fishermen, primitive nature and sand dunes.
www.randburg.com /li/neringaspit.html   (762 words)

 The St. Petersburg Times - Business - Oil and Ecology at Odds in Kaliningrad
CURONIAN SPIT, Lithuania/Kaliningrad - The golden dunes and towering forests of the Curonian Spit seem to exude a sense of natural majesty and calm.
The 3,000 residents of the Lithuanian side of the spit depend overwhelmingly on tourism and fishing -two activities sensitive to the environmental health of the region - for the economic well being of their community.
The predominant pattern of land use in the Lithuanian sector of the spit, which requires strict adherence to conservation laws, reflects a national sentiment bordering on obsession with the area.
www.sptimes.ru /story/11257   (998 words)

 UAB Relita,Shore excursions, Tours in Lithuania, Guides/Interpreters -
The Curonian Spit is a national landscape preserve.
A world-famous traveler Alexander von Humboldt once noted that "The Curonian Spit is so beautiful, that you must visit it by all means in order to obtain the peace of soul".
The town of Nida is situated among the shifting dunes, a forest and the Lagoon.
www.relita.lt /article/archive/11   (541 words)

 Nida  Lithuania - In Your Pocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nida is the largest settlement on the Curonain Spit – a long, thin peninsula of sand dunes that extends from Kalingrad in the south to not quite touch Klaipėda with it’s northern tip.
It is located near the widest point of the spit (3.8km), just north of the border with Kalingrad, and right alongside some of the tallest shifting sand dunes in Europe – they mount up to around 60m sometimes.
During the 17th century the land on the Curonian spit was under almost constant assault by shifting sands.
www.inyourpocket.com /lithuania/nida/en   (292 words)

 Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage 10th International Seminar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Since the year 2000 the Curonian Spit on the Russian (Kaliningrad) and Lithuanian Baltic coast has been inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List as an outstanding example of a landscape of sand-dunes that is shaped by natural forces (wind and tide) and by human interventions.
Residents from Russia and later from Lithuania settled in the northern part of the Curonian Spit, which then belonged to the Soviet Union, and since 1991 is part of the Republic of Lithuania.
Today the Curonian Spit is totally dependent on seasonal tourism, with its economic and social challenges for nature and the host community (inhabitants 2600, tourists ca.
www.ncl.ac.uk /unescolandscapes/abstracts/abstract.php?id=76   (459 words)

 Archived conservation news articles on Curonian Spit
In addition to the state museum, there is also a private amber museum and gallery in the town of Nida on Curonian Spit in the house where the German writer...
These are recreational areas such as Curonian Spit Preserve, a nature preserve system that includes the Baltic Spit and Vishtynetsky preserves, and other areas...
A famed beach in Lithuania’s Palanga on the Curonian Spit and the Jurmala resort in Latvia were damaged a lot.
conservation.mongabay.com /news/Curonian_Spit.htm   (463 words)

The project of oil extraction at the D6 oilfield, located 22,5 km from the Curonian Spit coast, brings the potential environmental hazard of international scope, particularly for the Curonian Spit National Park, a subject of international protection, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list (7).
As a result of oil extraction and associated risks, Curonian Spit' environment may be seriously damaged and greatly destroyed...
In case of large oil spill at D6 field, Curonian Spit as we know it may be lost forever.
www.ecodefense.ru /pubs_reports_lukoil_eng_3.html   (875 words)

 Made by Wind, Sand and Hands by - Lithuania in the World
However, a summer’s morning on the Curonian Spit is idyllic, with the smell of smoked fish, and the smoke coiling upwards from every other house into a clear sky.
The Curonian Spit (or Kuršių Nerija), a sabre-shaped, 98-kilometre-long peninsula, washed by the waters of the Baltic Sea from the west and separated from the mainland by the Curonian Lagoon on the east, is home to some of the highest sand dunes in Europe.
The Curonian Spit, which today offers a unique experience of tranquillity, was recovered by ingenious and thorough work by reintroducing protective layers of grass, shrubs and trees.
www.liw.lt /archive_vid.php?shid=1090236724&id=1090234160   (2232 words)

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The Curonian Spit, a long, narrow strip of sand that forms a lagoon along the Baltic Sea coast, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
The spit, created thousands of years ago by the activity of the waves against the sand, is still changing, due to the constant influence of wind, weather and waves.
Some of the highest sand dunes in Europe have formed on the spit, and elk roam its forests, planted in the 19th century to halt the sand erosion.
www.climateark.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=24298   (642 words)

 Holding onto the Curonian Spit
The Curonian Spit’s environmental problems can be traced back to the 17th century, when shipbuilders raided its vast natural forests.
If an oil spill did occur, according to Baskyte, only the beach front of the spit, which faces out to the Baltic Sea and the fore dune ridge, another of the spit’s manmade elements, would be affected.
The Curonian Spit was formed by massive sea winds 10,000 years ago, which makes it a little younger than mankind.
www.baltictimes.com /news/articles/16162   (1230 words)

 Spit (landform) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A spit is a type of bar or beach that develops where a re-entrant occurs, such as at a cove, bay, ria, or river mouth.
Spits are formed by the movement of sediment (typically sand) along a shore by a process known as longshore drift.
If the supply isn't interrupted, and the spit isn't breached by the sea (or, if across an estuary, the river) the spit may become a bar, with both ends joined to land, and a lagoon behind the bar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spit_(landform)   (287 words)

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