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Thursday, 31.07.2014, 00:14
760th anniversary of Klaipeda city commemorated in post stamp
The Lithuanian seashore city of Klaipeda celebrating this year its 760th anniversary will be featured on a new stamp. On Saturday, July 14, a new stamp under the title Klaipedai - 760 metu (760th Anniversary of Klaipeda) will appear in circulation, Lithuanian Post said.
Klaipeda (Memel) is the oldest city of Lithuania and the third in terms of size. 1252 is considered to be the year of its foundation when the Livonian Order and the bishop of Curonia concluded an agreement regarding the building of the Memelburg Castle and the city. Memel was named after the River Nemunas that Curonians used to call Memele (meaning "silent river").
The official day of the city is the 1st of August. Every year at the end of July the city hosts the Sea Festival. The port is also famous for its annual international Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival, reported ELTA/LETA.