Šančiai

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Šančiai Jesus Heart Church

Šančiai is an elderate in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas. It is located on the right bank of the Nemunas River, and is divided into Higher and Lower Šančiai. Its 2007 population was 23,237.

Remains of transatlantic pilots of Lituanica Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas were reburied in cemetery of Šančiai, after Kaunas Old Cemetery (also known as Kaunas Carmelite Cemetery) was liquidated by soviet authorities.

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Coordinates: 54°52′43″N 23°56′35″E / 54.87861°N 23.94306°E / 54.87861; 23.94306