Kaunas is the capital of Lithuania and one of the most attractive cities in Lithuania. In 2022, it was declared the “European Capital of Culture” owing to its rich cultural, fashion life, and artistic construction life. Kaunas is the second largest city of Lithuania; it is located at the confluence of rivers Nemunas and Neris, said to be the largest rivers in the country. It is a municipal city and serves most functions of a municipality. Moreover, it is the current seat of the Roman Catholic Archdioceses of Kaunas.
- Before Lithuania’s independence, the town was referred to in English as Kovno. It has a history of Polish and Russian origin; however, the German terms Kaunas and Karen are the closest relation to the current name.
- Kaunas has a rich academic, cultural, and fashion life. The structures and energy of the people describe a rich cultural background earning it the European Heritage Label.
- There are countless constructions of art Deco in Kaunas; this is an architectural style of construction first cited in the 1910s in France.
- Kaunas became a city in 1317; however, it was in 1408 that it got the right of self-governance.
- Although Kaunas suffered damage during the Second World War, many historical buildings have been preserved.
- A minor planet is named after Kaunas; it was discovered by Lithuanian astronomers in 2002 and named after the city.