Karoliniškės

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Karoliniškės
Eldership
View of Karoliniškės from Vilnius TV Tower
View of Karoliniškės from Vilnius TV Tower
Karoliniškės is located in Lithuania
Karoliniškės
Karoliniškės
Location of Karoliniškės
Coordinates: 54°41′24″N 25°13′14″E / 54.69000°N 25.22056°E / 54.69000; 25.22056Coordinates: 54°41′24″N 25°13′14″E / 54.69000°N 25.22056°E / 54.69000; 25.22056
Country  Lithuania
County Vilnius County
Municipality Vilnius city municipality
Area
 • Total 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,175
 • Density 8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Karoliniškės is a microdistrict and eldership of Vilnius, Lithuania. The building of this district was started in 1971.

Apartment complexes in Karoliniškės district

Karoliniškės covers about 3.7 km² area. There is about 1.015 km² of the slop area along the Neris River, and about 0.11 km² of a small forest, called Pasakų parkas (park of fairy-tales).

The highest building in Lithuania, the Vilnius TV Tower, is also situated in this district. Karoliniškės was the main site of the January Events of 1991.


History[edit]

The oldest inhabitants of the neighborhood of Karoliniškės tell that their village was named after a former mansion heiress Karolinka. On 1991 January 11-13th, 13 people have died in the events near Vilnius TV Tower.


Karoliniškės started to expand in 1971. After the January Events, 8 streets in Karoliniškės were renamed after the fallen defenders' names.

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