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Nida, Lithuania

Nida is the biggest settlement in Neringa City, and is also the administrative centre of the city. Although the number of permanent inhabitants of Nida is about 1700, the settlement receives about 50,000 holidaymakers every summer. Nida was first mentioned in 1385, in the documents of the Order of the Crusaders under the names of "Noyken" and "Noyden". The three former villages - Nida, Skruzdynė and Purvynė - comprise the settlement of Nida. In former times, fishermen mostly inhabited the area. The reference to Nida as a resort town dates back to the end of the 19th century. Today it is an ideal place for recreation.