Betygala

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Betygala
Town
Monument for Vytautas in the center of Betygala
Monument for Vytautas in the center of Betygala
Coat of arms of Betygala
Coat of arms
Betygala is located in Lithuania
Betygala
Betygala
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 55°21′40″N 23°22′0″E / 55.36111°N 23.36667°E / 55.36111; 23.36667Coordinates: 55°21′40″N 23°22′0″E / 55.36111°N 23.36667°E / 55.36111; 23.36667
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Samogitia
County Kaunas County flag.png Kaunas County
Municipality Raseiniai district municipality
Eldership Betygala eldership
Capital of Betygala eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 559
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Betygala is a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. As of 2001 it had a population of 559.[1] In the 13th and 14th centuries the town had a noted Samogitan fortress, attacked by the Teutonic Knights numerous time.[2] One of the first churches in Lithuania was built in the town. Mikalojus Daukša was the parish pastor from 1592 to 1603.[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. 98. ISBN 9986-589-85-1. 
  2. ^ a b Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Betygala". Encyclopedia Lituanica I. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. pp. 338–339. LCC 74-114275.