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Dainava is a fairly new neighbourhood (built in 1963, initially as a microdistrict) located in the north of center of Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania. It has an elderate status.
In the elderate there is an old Jewish cemetery, Lithuanian Zoo, many faculties of Kaunas University of Technology, Friendship Park (Lithuanian: Draugystės parkas) started in 1973. The neighbourhood was built in a typical soviet fashion. It is one of the largest elderates in Kaunas with over 70,000 inhabitants as of 2006 despite its small area of only 7.28 square kilometres (2.81 sq mi).