View of Karoliniškės from Vilnius TV Tower
|Municipality||Vilnius city municipality|
|• Total||3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
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 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.