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Curonian Spit, Lithuania and Russia
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Curonian Spit, Lithuania and Russia

 (JPG) Curonian Spit, Lithuania and Russia (3,144,580 bytes) ( 3,718 x 7,302 )
The Curonian Spit in Lithuania and the Russian Federation was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Human habitation of this elongated sand dune peninsula, 98 km long and 0.4-4 km wide, dates back to prehistoric times. Throughout this period it has been threatened by the natural forces of wind and waves. Its survival to the present day has been made possible only as a result of ceaseless human efforts to combat erosion through stabilization and reforestation projects. The image covers an area of 55.8 x 109.5 km, was acquired on July 25, 2006, and is located near 55.3 degrees north latitude, 20.9 degrees east longitude.

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Curonian Spit, Lithuania and Russia Curonian Spit, Lithuania and Russia
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and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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