|Municipality||Joniškis district municipality|
|Capital of||Joniškis district municipality
|Granted city rights||1616|
|• Mayor||Gediminas Čepulis|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Joniškis ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a city in northern Lithuania with a population of about 11,150. It is located 40 kilometers north of Šiauliai and 14 kilometers south of the Lithuania–Latvia border. Joniškis is the municipal and administrative center of Joniškis district municipality.
With the Church of the Accession of the Holy Virgin Mary (founded in 1901) and a complex of Jewish synagogues at its centre, the city has the status of an architectural heritage site.
Joniškis has a Culture Centre, a local venue for music and theatre events.
A railway line connecting Riga and Šiauliai runs along the western boundary of the city. West of the railway, the city’s allotment gardens and the Lutheran and Victims of World War II cemeteries are located. Joniškis hosts the Jonas Avyžius Public Library of Joniškis District Municipality.
Joniškis is the Lithuanian name of the city. Versions of the name in other languages include Polish: Janiszki, Russian: Янишки Yanishki, Belarusian: Яні́шкі Yanishki, Yiddish: יאנישאק Yanishok, German: Jonischken, Latvian: Jonišķi
Joniškis is twinned with seven cities:
- Alūksne, Latvia
- Dobele, Latvia
- Võru, Estonia
- Konin, Poland
- Kapyl, Belarus
- Sulingen, Germany
- Vimmerby, Sweden
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- "International Relations". joniskis.lt. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
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