Šventybrastis

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Šventybrastis
Village
Skyline of Šventybrastis
Šventybrastis is located in Lithuania
Šventybrastis
Šventybrastis
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 55°25′22″N 24°03′10″E / 55.42278°N 24.05278°E / 55.42278; 24.05278Coordinates: 55°25′22″N 24°03′10″E / 55.42278°N 24.05278°E / 55.42278; 24.05278
Country  Lithuania
County Kaunas County flag.png Kaunas County
Municipality Kėdainiai district municipality
Eldership Kėdainiai rural eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 169
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Šventybrastis is a village in Kėdainiai district municipality, in Kaunas County, in central Lithuania. According to the 2001 census, the village has a population of 169 people.[1] There are a wooden church, a monument for independence, four sacred oak trees.

From ancient times through the Christian Medieval period, Šventybrastis had a pagan temple. While most of the Norse pagan holy groves were cut down during the era of Christian conversion, the Sacred Oak atŠventybrastis is one of the few still standing from the pre-Christian era.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Lithuanian) Kauno apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai. Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2002. p. 73. ISBN 9986-589-85-1.