Utena

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Utena
City
Utena
Utena city - Real is beautiful.jpg
Coat of arms of Utena
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 55°30′N 25°36′E / 55.500°N 25.600°E / 55.500; 25.600Coordinates: 55°30′N 25°36′E / 55.500°N 25.600°E / 55.500; 25.600
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyUtena County COA.png Utena County
MunicipalityUtena district municipality
EldershipUtena town eldership
Capital ofUtena district municipality
Utena town eldership
Utena rural eldership
First mentioned1261
Granted city rights1599
Government
 • MayorAlvydas Katinas
Area
 • City15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Elevation
113 m (371 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • City25,397
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
 • Metro
48,378
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
28xxx
Area code(s)(+370) 349
Websitewww.utena.lt

Utena is a city in Lithuania. It is the administrative centre of Utena District and Utena County. Utena is one of the oldest cities in Lithuania.[1] The city's name most likely comes from a lake or river.

History[change | change source]

Utena was first mentioned in 1261, in a letter by Mindaugas to the Christ Knights.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Utenos miesto istorija". www.utena.lt. Retrieved 2021-04-30.