Vilnius is in southeastern Lithuania and is the second-largest city in the Baltic states. It is the seat of Lithuania's national government and the Vilnius District Municipality. Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for the architecture in its Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Vilnius Region (Lithuanian: Vilniaus kraštas, Polish: Wileńszczyzna, Belarusian: Віленшчына, also formerly known in English: as Wilno Region or Vilna Region) is the territory in the present-day Lithuania and Belarus that was originally inhabited by ethnic Baltic tribes and was a part of Lithuania proper, but came under East Slavic and Polish cultural influences over time.
Vilnius County (Lithuanian: Vilniaus apskritis) is the largest of the 10 counties of Lithuania, located in the east of the country around the city Vilnius.On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished, and since that date, Vilnius County remains as the territorial and statistical unit.
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Vilnius Airport is the international airport of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It is located 5.9 km south of the city. It is the largest of the three commercial airports in Lithuania by passenger traffic. With one runway and 5 million passengers a year. Vilnius International Airport serves as a base for airBaltic, Ryanair, and Wizz Air. The airport is managed by state-owned enterprise Lithuanian Airports under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The airport began operations on 17 August 1932 as Wilno–Porubanek, Porubanek was the name of the neighbouring village which today is part of the Kirtimai district of Vilnius. Before World War II, it operated the then-domestic route between Wilno and Warsaw as well as ...
Lithuanian Airlines was established as the Lithuanian flag carrier following independence in 1991 and inherited the Vilnius-based Aeroflot fleet of Tupolev Tu-134, Yakovlev Yak-40, Yak-42 and Antonov An-24, An-26 aircraft, but rapidly replaced these Soviet-era aircraft types with
The construction of the airport building started in 1949 and completed in 1954. It features a standard 1950s Soviet airport terminal design, originally intended for an airport with up to 20 aircraft movements per day. On the outside, it is decorated with sculptures of soldiers, workers and aviators, while inside walls and ceilings feature wreaths, bay leaves and stars, and until the early 1990s, the Soviet hammer and sickle, typical decor for Soviet public buildings of early post-war years. A ne
Direct train services between Vilnius Airport Railway Station and the central station of Vilnius were started in October 2008. Distance from the Airport to the Central Railway Station is 4.3 kilometres, the journey takes 7 minutes.
The direct intercity express services operate from the Airport to Klaipėda, Palanga, Minsk and Daugavpils. Also, the Latvian company Flybus.lv operates service from Vilnius airport to Riga.
City's buses operate from the airport. Also, the company Toks transports passengers from the bus station to Vilnius airport and back by microbuses.
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Vilnius University is the oldest university in the Baltic states, one of the oldest and most famous in Eastern Europe, preceded only by the universities of Prague, Kraków, Pécs, Budapest, Bratislava and Königsberg. Today it is the largest university in Lithuania. The university was founded in 1579 as the Jesuit Academy of Vilnius by Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland, Stephen Báthory. It was the third oldest university in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. In the aftermath of...
The university has been known by many names during its history. Due to its long history of Jewish, Polish and Russian influence or rule, the city portion of its name is rendered as Vilna, Wilna or Wilno, in addition to Lithuanian Vilnius. 1. 1579–1782: Alma Academia et ...
In 1568, the Lithuanian nobility asked the Jesuits to create an institution of higher learning either in Vilnius or Kaunas. The following year Walerian Protasewicz, the bishop of Vilnius, purchased several buildings in the city center and established the Vilnian Academy. Initiall
In modern times, the university still offers studies with an internationally recognized content. There are 3 Bachelor and 16 Master study programs in English. As of 1 March 2020, there were 19,996 students attending Vilnius University. The current rector is Professor Rimvydas Petrauskas. The university, specifically the courtyard, was featured in the American TV series The Amazing Race 12.
- 1579; 441 years ago
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- Hinc itur ad astra (in Latin)
The Vilnius Offensive (Russian: Вильнюсская наступательная операция) occurred as part of the third phase of Operation Bagration, the strategic summer offensive by the Soviet Red Army against the German Wehrmacht in June and July, 1944. It lasted from 5 July to 13 July 1944 and ended with a Soviet victory.
Vilnius (polj. Wilno, fin. Vilna, rus. Вильнюс; stariji hrvatski naziv je Vilna) glavni je i najveći grad Litve. Ima 555.613 stanovnika (2008.) i prostire se na 401 km 2. Leži na ušću rijeke Vilnie u rijeku Neris. Vilnius je bio Europski glavni grad kulture za 2009. godinu.
Vilnius (historický slovenský názov Vilno; po litovsky Vilnius, po poľsky Wilno, po bielorusky Вільня, po rusky Вильнюс, Вильна), v rokoch 1945 – 1991 známy pod ruským menom Viľňus (Viľno, Viľna), je najväčšie a zároveň hlavné mesto Litvy.
Vilne, Wilna, Wilno, Vilnius. Eine jüdische Topografie zwischen Mythos und Moderne. Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-95565-204-3. Vilnius in der Literatur. Czesław Miłosz: Die Straßen von Wilna. Übersetzt von Roswitha Matwin-Buschmann, Carl Hanser, München 1997, ISBN 3-446-18945-9.
Vilnius, äldre Vilna, även Vilnia, (litauiska: Vilnius; polska: Wilno) är Litauens huvudstad och landets största stad med 538 747 invånare (2018).  Sedan unionen mellan Polen och Litauen (1385–1795) kom staden att spela en viktig roll även inom den polska kulturen.