Jonava

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Jonava
City
Jonava.png
Flag of Jonava
Flag
Coat of arms of Jonava
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Jonų ir Janinų sostinė
(The capital of Jonai and Janinos)
Coordinates: 55°4′20″N 24°16′50″E / 55.07222°N 24.28056°E / 55.07222; 24.28056Coordinates: 55°4′20″N 24°16′50″E / 55.07222°N 24.28056°E / 55.07222; 24.28056
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
MunicipalityJonava district municipality
EldershipJonava City Eldership
Capital ofJonava district municipality
Jonava town eldership
First mentioned1740
Granted city rights1864
Area
 • Total13.6682 km2 (5.2773 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total26,423
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
55xxx
Websitewww.jonava.lt

Jonava is a city in Lithuania. Jonava has a population of about 26 thousand people, which makes it the ninth-largest city in Lithuania. It is in Kaunas County. The city has a fertilizer factory.

History[change | change source]

Jonava was established (built) in 1750. A bishop named Juozapas Kazimieras Kosakovskis ordered for a wooden church to be built here in 1776.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lietuva. 100 vietų, kurias turite pamatyti (in Lithuanian). Kaunas: Terra Publica. pp. 106 p. ISBN 978-9955-652-88-5.