Название: Klaipeda - In Your Pocket
Год / месяц: 2011
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First mentioned in written sources in the 13th century as Memel, the name by which Lithuania’s major sea port is still known to the German-speaking population of the world, the extraordinary city of Klaipėda has been inextricably connected with the Lithuanians for centuries. Almost entirely destroyed during the Battle of Memel towards the end of the Second World War and famously boasting a population of six at the end of the hostilities, Klaipėda’s continued status as a bustling harbour ensures a rich ethnic pedigree missing in many other parts of the country.