Nemunas delta with Rusne island is located in a western part of Lithuania. It is 4.691 km² and it
has 1984 inhabitants. There is only one bridge over the biggest river Nemunas to reach the
coast. On most of the island a polders system is installed with many watercourses and ditches.
On the island there is an open polder meadow landscape. Part of the inhabitants is working in
small extensive farms.