12 November 2014

#739 Vilnius, Lithuania

Juodkrantė (literally: Black ShoreGermanSchwarzort [Black Place]) with permanent population of about 720 people is a quiet Lithuanian seaside resort village located on the Curonian Spit. A part of Neringa municipality, Juodkrantė is the second largest settlement on Lithuania's part of the spit.

Situated in Old Prussian territory it was for centuries a fishing village named Schwarzort, which underwent a tourist boom in the late 19th - early 20th century. After World War I this northern part of East Prussia was severed from Germany and the village became known as Juodkrantė.

Date of Issue: November 8, 2014 - Christmas/New Year

Thank you, Ilona !

Sent on: November 8, 2014
Received on: November 10, 2014

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