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Siauliai is situated at the crossroads of Tallin and Warsaw. In ancient times, this road was used by the soldiers,traders and huntsmen. The roads now connect the Siauliai city to Russia via Latvia and the port of Klaipeda.
The location of the city at a crucial juncture made it prone to destruction. During the second world war and also at other times, the city was the center of several clashes. This led to the collapse of the city followed by its reconstruction. The position of the city favored its growth as an industrial hub. It is the base of several industries and manufacturing units including leather goods, bicycles, knitwear,footwear, metal items, furniture, edibles, television and machine tools. It occupied a position of great strategic importance in Eastern Europe. It was the base of a military airport during the Soviet period. It accounted for the declaration of the Siauliai Free Economic Zone. This gave a huge impetus to the development of the region as an industrial center. Siauliai by virtue of its area is the fourth largest city in Lithuania. The city is inhabited by a population of 147,000. The city is also the home of several cultural, educational and economic centers. The city has a number of tourist attractions. These include Venta Regional Parks and Kurtuvenai. Tourists to Siauliai in Lithuania often go for hunting expeditions.

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