|Coordinates: 55°44′N 24°21′E / 55.733°N 24.350°ECoordinates: 55°44′N 24°21′E / 55.733°N 24.350°E|
|Municipality||Panevėžys city municipality|
|Granted city rights||1837|
|• City municipality||50.1 km2 (19.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||61 m (200 ft)|
|• City municipality||85,885|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||(+370) 45|
Panevėžys is a city in the north of Lithuania. It is the fifth-largest city. The city is 50 km².
History[change | change source]
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.
In 1940, June 5th, the city was taken over by the Soviet Union.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=urb_lpop1&lang=en
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Panevėžys". www.vle.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-03-25.
- ↑ "Istorija". www.panevezys.lt (in Lithuanian). Archived from the original on 2021-04-29. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
- ↑ "Panevėžio istorija". www.vle.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-04-29.