Nemenčinė

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Nemenčinė
City
Nemenčinė old city streets
Nemenčinė old city streets
Coat of arms of Nemenčinė
Coat of arms
Nemenčinė is located in Lithuania
Nemenčinė
Nemenčinė
Location of Nemenčinė
Coordinates: 54°51′0″N 25°29′0″E / 54.85000°N 25.48333°E / 54.85000; 25.48333Coordinates: 54°51′0″N 25°29′0″E / 54.85000°N 25.48333°E / 54.85000; 25.48333
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Vilnius County
Municipality Vilnius district municipality
Eldership Nemenčinė eldership
Capital of Nemenčinė eldership
First mentioned 14th century
Granted city rights 1955
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 5,054
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Nemenčinė (About this sound Nemenčinė , see names section for alternate and historic names) is a city in Vilnius district municipality, Lithuania, it is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-east of Vilnius.

Names[edit]

Nemenčinė is the original name of the city reflected in historical documents and still in use today.[1] It derives from a Lithuanian word referring to the river Nemenčia.[1] Other versions of the name include Неменчын in Belarussian, Niemenczyn in Polish, Неменчине (or Нямянчине) in Russian and Nementchin (נעמענטשין) in Yiddish.

History[edit]

In 1387, following the Christianization of Lithuania, Jogaila established the first Christian parish in Nemenčinė and built a church there.

Ethnic composition[edit]

The ethnic composition of Nemenčinė is as follows:[2]

Total population in 2011 – 5054

International partnership[edit]

Nemenčinė is twinned with three towns in Poland: Węgorzewo (Ungura), Ełk (Lukas) and Suwałki. It also has a partnership agreement with Poland's West Pomeranian Voivodeship, signed in Vilnius on 19 June 2009.[3]

People[edit]

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External links[edit]

Sculpture of Mary at the center of the city