Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Zelenogradsk, is a town and the administrative center of Zelenogradsky District of Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, Located on the Sambian coastline near the Curonian Spit on the Baltic Sea. Population: 13,015 (2010 Census preliminary results); 12,509 (2002 Census); 10,786 (1989 Census). The town is a popular weekend resort for vacationers from Kaliningrad, located 30 km to the south. The site of today's Zelenogradsk was originally an Old Prussian fishing village, in the proximity of Kaup, a Prussian town on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the Viking era. The area became controlled by the Teutonic Knights and settled with Germans. The German name Cranz, originally Cranzkuhren, derives from the Old Prussian word krantas, meaning "the coast". For most of its history it remained a small village in East Prussia.
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