Alytus

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Alytus, Lithuania
City municipality
Panorama of Alytus
Panorama of Alytus
Flag of Alytus, Lithuania
Flag
Coat of arms of Alytus, Lithuania
Coat of arms
Alytus is located in Lithuania
Alytus
Alytus
Location of Alytus
Alytus is located in Europe
Alytus
Alytus
Alytus (Europe)
Coordinates: 54°24′05″N 24°02′57″E / 54.40139°N 24.04917°E / 54.40139; 24.04917Coordinates: 54°24′05″N 24°02′57″E / 54.40139°N 24.04917°E / 54.40139; 24.04917
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionDzūkija
CountyAlytus County
MunicipalityAlytus city municipality
Capital ofAlytus County
Alytus city municipality
Alytus district municipality
First mentioned1377
Granted city rights1581
Area
 • Total48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Area rank60th
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total49,195
 • Rank11th
 • Density1,024.90/km2 (2,654.5/sq mi)
 • Density rank6th
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
62xxx
Area code(s)(+370) 315
Websitewww.ams.lt

Alytus is a city in Lithuania. It is the capital of Alytus County.

History[change | change source]

Alytus was first mentioned in 1337 by Wigand of Marburg in his written chronicles.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Miškinis, Algimantas. "Alytaus istorija". Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija (in Lithuanian). Retrieved May 5, 2021.