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Curonian Spit
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Curonian Spit

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Best of: Spit, Landform, Hiking
Description:
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 the erosion of the Spit, dramatically illustrated by continuing stabilisation and reforestation projects.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Curonian Spit", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.