Balbieriškis

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Balbieriškis
Town
The towers of church
The towers of church
Coat of arms of Balbieriškis
Coat of arms
Balbieriškis is located in Lithuania
Balbieriškis
Balbieriškis
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°30′50″N 23°53′30″E / 54.51389°N 23.89167°E / 54.51389; 23.89167Coordinates: 54°30′50″N 23°53′30″E / 54.51389°N 23.89167°E / 54.51389; 23.89167
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Suvalkija
County Kaunas County flag.png Kaunas County
Municipality Prienai district municipality
Eldership Balbieriškis eldership
Capital of Balbieriškis eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,180
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Balbieriškis Kėdainiaiis Polish: Balwierzyszki a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. It is situated on the left bank of the Neman River. As of 2001 it had a population of 1,180.[1] The town was established by German lumberman Hanus, who received a plot of land in wilderness of Suvalkija from Grand Duke Sigismund I the Old.[2] Hanus cleared the forest and built an estate. The settlement grew around the estate and was awarded city rights in 1530. However, the privileges were revoked in 1776.[2]

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. 84. ISBN 9986-589-85-1. 
  2. ^ a b Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Balbieriškis". Encyclopedia Lituanica I. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. p. 245. LCC 74-114275.