Panevėžys

city in Lithuania

Panevėžys is a city in the north of Lithuania. It is the fifth-largest city. The city is 50 km².[2]

Panevėžys
City municipality
Panorama overlooking Panevėžys
Panorama overlooking Panevėžys
Flag of Panevėžys
Flag
Coat of arms of Panevėžys
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 55°44′N 24°21′E / 55.733°N 24.350°E / 55.733; 24.350Coordinates: 55°44′N 24°21′E / 55.733°N 24.350°E / 55.733; 24.350
Country Lithuania
CountyPanevezys County flag.svg Panevėžys County
MunicipalityPanevėžys city municipality
First mentioned1503
Granted city rights1837
Area
 • City municipality50.1 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • City municipality85,885
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Urban
124,412[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
35xxx
Area code(s)(+370) 45
Websitewww.panevezys.lt

HistoryEdit

Panevėžys was first mentioned in a document, that was written in 1503, September 7th. In the document, the Grand Duke of Lithuania and the King of Poland gifted some land to a parson from Ramygala. In exchange for the land, the parson had to build a church in the land to fight paganism. A small wooden church was built here.[3][4]

In 1940, June 5th, the city was taken over by the Soviet Union.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=urb_lpop1&lang=en
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Panevėžys". www.vle.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  3. "Istorija". www.panevezys.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  4. "Panevėžio istorija". www.vle.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-04-29.