Šilainiai

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Šilainiai district from Ninth Fort

Šilainiai is an elderate in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas, built as a microdistrict in the 1980s. It is one of the largest elderates in the city, covering 25.33 hectares, and housing over 70,000 people as of 2006. Eighth and ninth forts of the Kaunas Fortress are located in the elderate.

There are several shopping centers, post offices, drug stores, book shops, Šilainiu hospital, Kaunas Saint Spirit Church and John Paul the blessed II chapel. Near the elderate of Šilainiai the following historical estate remains can be found: Linkuva, Vytėnai and Sargėnai.

Nearby attractions in Kaunas County include Old Town Kaunas, the Ninth Fort, the Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Laisvės Alėja (Liberty Boulevard), Akropolis shopping mall, the National M.K. Cirulionis Art Museum, The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Devil's Museum, Kaunas Castle and the Pazaislis Monastery.[1]

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The elderate is home to two gymnasiums (Santaros, Jonas Basanavičius) and four secondary schools (Juozas Grušas Secondary School of Arts, Milikoniai, Tadas Ivanauskas and Ąžuolas Catholic Secondary School).

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Coordinates: 54°56′09″N 23°51′33″E / 54.93583°N 23.85917°E / 54.93583; 23.85917