Šiaulėnai

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Šiaulėnai
Country
Region
County
Municipality
Elderate
Lithuania
Aukštaitija
Šiauliai County
Radviliškis district municipality
Šiaulėnai elderate
Population 890
Coordinates 55°41′N 23°24′E / 55.683°N 23.400°E / 55.683; 23.400

Šiaulėnai is a town near Šiauliai in Lithuania located at 55°41′N 23°24′E / 55.683°N 23.400°E / 55.683; 23.400. It is in the Radviliškis district municipality in Šiauliai County. It is the capital of Šiaulėnai elderate.

History[edit]

Šiaulėnai coat of arms, adopted May 24, 1995

During the 1784 census, Šiaulėnai was located in the Žemaitija (Samogitia) duchy/eldership.

The Jewish population of Šiaulėnai was devastated by the Nazis during World War II.

Historical names[edit]

Under Czarist occupation of Lithuania, the city was known in Russian as Шавлан. It may be listed on historical documents in the United States as Shavlan, Shavlyan, Shavlyany, or Szawlany, Russia.

Attractions[edit]

Notable attractions include:

  • Šiaulėnai Area Museum, located at LT-5137 Radviliškis district

External links[edit]

  • www.JewishGen.org — Siaulenai, Siauliai uezd, Kaunas gubernia, Latitude: 55°41' Longitude: 23°24', now in Lithuania
  • www.lietuva.lt — Lithuanian settlements