CULTURE / Settlements

The first permanent settlements were founded in this area in the 4th century BC, with certain relocations in the long run. Since the 16th century a part of villages were covered in sand, and dwellers moved to new places. Fishing villages eventually transformed into resorts.

Currently 8 settlements are situated in the Curonian Spit peninsula: 

- Lithuanian part: Nida, Preila, Pervalka, Juodkrantė and Smiltynė. Population: over 2 thous. of permanent residents (over 4 thous. of persons having declared their place of residence).

- Russian part:  Morskoye (ex. Pilkopė), Rybachy (ex. Rasytė) and Lesnoy (ex. Šarkuva). Population: approx. 1.5 thous. people.


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4. Is it possible to put up tents in the territory of Kursiu nerija national park?

To put up tents in the territory of Kursiu nerija national park is strictly forbidden

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