10 Interesting Facts About Kretinga

Facts About Kretinga

  1. Kretinga is the 6th largest town in the ethnographic region of Samogitia and the 17th largest town in Lithuania.
  2. Kretinga is a town in Klaipėda County, Lithuania and is the capital of the Kretinga district municipality.
  3. Kretinga is one of the oldest known towns in Lithuania. It was first mentioned in 1253 as the castle of Cretyn under the charter of Bishop Heinrich of Courland.
  4. Kretinga is twinned with: Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; Bornholm, Denmark; Gribskov, Denmark; Gvardeysk, Russia; Haapsalu, Estonia; Lębork, Poland; Märkisch-Oderland, Germany; Osby, Sweden; Polessky District, Russia & Viljandi, Estonia.
  5. Notable people of Kretinga: Simonas Daukantas, Berek Joselewicz, Hans Lipschis, Jurgis Pabrėža, Vladas Petronaitis, Linas Pilibaitis & Aaron of Pinsk.
  6. In 1882 the first telephone line in Lithuania connected Kretinga with Plungė and Rietavas.
  7. Kretinga Jurgis Pabrėža gymnasium was founded in 1980.
  8. 23th of Jan 1609 Kretinga was granted Magdeburg rights.
  9. The Population of Kretinga is 21,421.
  10. Kretinga is situated on the main Klaipėda-Šiauliai-Vilnius railway line and the A11 highway Palanga-Šiauliai.

 

Facts About Kretinga

Facts About Kretinga

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