Visaginas

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Visaginas
Municipality
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Flag of Visaginas
Coat of arms of Visaginas
Visaginas is located in Lithuania
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Location of Visaginas
Visaginas is located in Europe
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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.
  2. "Istorija | Visagino savivaldybė". Istorija | Visagino savivaldybė (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-05-21.