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Full nameVilnius
Settlement typeCity municipality
Ethnographic regionDainava
CountyVilnius County
MunicipalityVilnius city municipality
Capital ofLithuania
Vilnius County
Vilnius city municipality
Vilnius district municipality
First mentioned1323
Granted city rights1387
Total Area154.8 sq mi (401 km2)
Total Population560 190 (2010)
Density (pop.)1391.9/km2 (3605/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)850,300 (Vilnius County)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)

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Vilnius (-ltˈvilnʲusVilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city, with a population of 560,190 (850,324 together with Vilnius County) as of 2010. It is the seat of the Vilnius city municipality and of the Vilnius district municipality. It is also the capital of Vilnius County. The first known written record of Vilnius as the Lithuanian capital is known from Gediminas' letters in 1323.

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