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Varėna (Polish: Orany) is a town in Dzukija in Lithuania. It was founded in 1862 by the railway Warsaw - Sankt Peterburg. At that time it was a small settlement, which developed little by little and it became center of district in 1950. Town was rapidly growing and a lot of villagers moved into Varena. Presently there are 12 thousand people living there. Varėna district is the largest and the most covered with forests in Lithuania.
Place of birth of Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis.
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