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Baltica is a Late Proterozoic-Early Palaeozoic continent that now includes the East European craton of northwestern Eurasia. Baltica was created as an entity not earlier than 1.8 Ga. Before this time, the three segments/continents that now make up the East European craton were in different places on the globe. This is a brief history of Baltica: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x889, 160 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x889, 160 KB) Summary http://www. ... In geology, the Proterozoic is an eon before the first abundant complex life on Earth. ... The Palaeozoic is a major division of the geologic timescale, one of four geologic eras. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The East European craton is the core of the Baltica proto-plate and consists of three crustal regions/segments: Fennoscandia to the northwest, Volgo-Uralia to the east, and Sarmatia to the south. ... Eurasia African-Eurasian aspect of Earth Eurasia is the landmass composed of Europe and Asia. ...

Partial history of Baltica in chronological order

  • ~1.8 billion years ago, Baltica was part of the major supercontinent Columbia.
  • ~1.5 billion years ago, Baltica along with Arctica and East Antarctica were part of the minor supercontinent Nena.
  • ~1.1 billion years ago, Baltica was part of the major supercontinent Rodinia.
  • ~750 million years ago, Baltica was part of the minor supercontinent Protolaurasia.
  • ~600 million years ago, Baltica was part of the major supercontinent Pannotia.
  • ~Cambrian, Baltica was an independent continent.
  • ~Devonian, Baltica collided against Laurentia, forming the minor supercontinent Euramerica.
  • ~Permian, all major continents collide against each other for forming the major supercontinent Pangaea.
  • ~Jurassic, Pangaea rifted into two minor supercontinents: Laurasia and Gondwana. Baltica was part of the minor supercontinent Laurasia.
  • ~Cretaceous, Baltica was part of the minor supercontinent Eurasia.
  • ~Present, Baltica is part of the forming minor supercontinent Eurafrasia.

In geology, a supercontinent is a land mass comprising more than one continental core, or craton. ... Arctica was an ancient continent approximately 2. ... East Antarctica with Australia (top) during the early Paleozoic The East Antarctic craton is an ancient craton that forms most of Antarctica. ... Nena was an ancient minor supercontinent. ... Depiction of Rodinia at time of initial breakup. ... Laurasia is the overall name for the vast continent that was composed of Laurentia, Siberia, Baltica and parts of Asia. ... Pannotia is the name given to a hypothetical supercontinent that existed from about 600 to about 540 mya. ... The Cambrian is a major division of the geologic timescale that begins about 542 mya (million years ago) at the end of the Proterozoic eon and ended about 488. ... Disambiguation: Devonian is sometimes used to refer to the Southwestern Brythonic language, and the people of the county of Devon are sometimes referred to as Devonians The Devonian is a geologic period of the Paleozoic era. ... North American craton. ... Euramerica (also known as Laurussia) was a minor supercontinent created in the Devonian by the collision of Laurentia and Baltica (Scandian Orogeny). ... The Permian is a geologic period that extends from about 299. ... Map of Pangaea Pangaea or Pangea (derived from Παγγαία, Greek meaning all earth) is the name given to the supercontinent that is believed to have existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras, before the process of plate tectonics separated each of the component continents into their current configuration. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 200 Ma (million years ago), at the end of the Triassic to 146 Ma, at the beginning of the Cretaceous. ... Laurasia was a supercontinent that most recently existed as a part of the split of the Pangaean supercontinent in the late Mesozoic era. ... Pangaea was formed by the merging of two continents, Laurasia and Gondwana East African and Kuungan Orogens 550 Ma reconstruction showing final stages of assembly The southern supercontinent Gondwana (originally Gondwanaland) included most of the landmasses which make up todays continents of the southern hemisphere, including Antarctica, South America... The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... The supercontinent of Africa-Eurasia is the worlds largest land mass and contains around 85% of its human population. ...

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Kremarata Baltica Chamber Orchestra (142 words)
Kremerata Baltica, a chamber orchestra, was created in 1997 by renowned violinist Gidon Kremer, who serves as the orchestra's artistic director and solo violinist.
Kremerata Baltica is composed exclusively of talented young musicians (average age 27) from the Baltic States and is supported by the Ministries of Culture of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, making the group the de facto cultural ambassadors of the region.
Kremerata Baltica won a Grammy Award in 2002, was nominated for another in 2003, records for Nonesuch Records (a Warner Bros. label) and Deutsche Grammophon, and it performs in all the great halls of the world.
Rail Baltica, Via Baltica projects still far beyond the horizon (1138 words)
Furthermore, the Via Baltica project is nowhere near as radical as it seems.
The Via Baltica plan covers over 200 kilometers of road in Latvia, and our total annual budget from the state is about 50 million lats.
While the Via Baltica is based on an existing road network and can thus be implemented piecemeal, Rail Baltica would require construction from scratch, with all the cost and risk that entails.
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