Visaginas

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Visaginas
Municipality
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Flag of Visaginas
Flag
Coat of arms of Visaginas
Coat of arms
Visaginas is located in Lithuania
Visaginas
Visaginas
Location of Visaginas
Visaginas is located in Europe
Visaginas
Visaginas
Visaginas (Europe)
Coordinates: 55°35′53″N 26°26′17″E / 55.598°N 26.438°E / 55.598; 26.438Coordinates: 55°35′53″N 26°26′17″E / 55.598°N 26.438°E / 55.598; 26.438
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyUtena County COA.png Utena County
MunicipalityVisaginas municipality
Capital ofVisaginas municipality
Established1975
Granted city rights1995
Area
 • Total13.8 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Elevation
164 m (538 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-21)
 • Total18,024
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.visaginas.lt

Visaginas is a city in Lithuania. It is found on the very northeast of the country. Most people who live here are Russians and speak the Russian language.[1] It is the newest city in Lithuania, because it was built to serve the nearby Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "​„Deutsche Welle": Visaginas – maža Sovietų Sąjunga Lietuvoje". 15min.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-05-21. zero width space character in |title= at position 1 (help)
  2. "Istorija | Visagino savivaldybė". Istorija | Visagino savivaldybė (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-05-21.