Babtai

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Babtai
Town
Babtai.jpg
Coat of arms of Babtai
Coat of arms
Babtai is located in Lithuania
Babtai
Babtai
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 55°05′30″N 23°47′40″E / 55.09167°N 23.79444°E / 55.09167; 23.79444Coordinates: 55°05′30″N 23°47′40″E / 55.09167°N 23.79444°E / 55.09167; 23.79444
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Kaunas County flag.png Kaunas County
Municipality Kaunas district municipality
Eldership Babtai eldership
Capital of Babtai eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,715
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Babtai is a small town 24 km (15 mi) north of Kaunas, in Kaunas County, in central Lithuania. It is situated on the left bank of the Nevėžis River. As of 2001 it had a population of 1,715.[1] Situated on the historic road from Kaunas to Riga, it played a role in the trade between Lithuania and Livonia. In 1792, the town received Magdeburg rights and coat of arms. The town declined after construction of railways.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kauno apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2002. p. 57. ISBN 9986-589-85-1. 
  2. ^ Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Babtai". Encyclopedia Lituanica I. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. p. 233. LCC 74-114275.