Pakruojis

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Pakruojis
City
Skyline of Pakruojis
Flag of Pakruojis
Flag
Coat of arms of Pakruojis
Coat of arms
Pakruojis is located in Lithuania
Pakruojis
Pakruojis
Location of Pakruojis
Coordinates: 55°58′N 23°52′E / 55.967°N 23.867°E / 55.967; 23.867Coordinates: 55°58′N 23°52′E / 55.967°N 23.867°E / 55.967; 23.867
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Šiauliai County
Municipality Pakruojis district municipality
Eldership Pakruojis eldership
Capital of Pakruojis district municipality
Pakruojis eldership
First mentioned 1531
Granted city rights 1950
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,057
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pakruojis (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city in Lithuania. It is situated on the Kruoja River, which has a dam above the city. 43 buildings of the manor, mentioned in 1531, survived to this day.

Overview[edit]

Pakruojis has a rare, surviving wooden synagogue.[1] It is the largest and the oldest of the wooden synagogues that survives in Lithuania, but it is in deteriorating condition.[2] On May 3, 2009 the synagogue suffered severe damage in a possible arson fire,[3][4] the restoration is planned.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Pakruojis is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PREFACE 1". Shtetlinks.jewishgen.org. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  2. ^ Gruber, Samuel D. (2008-09-29). "Samuel Gruber's Jewish Art & Monuments: Lithuania: Pakruojis Wooden Synagogue Continues to Deteriorate. How Much Time is Left?". Samgrubersjewishartmonuments.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Jewkey the jewish Deal a Day". Jewkey.com. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Pakruojyje degė nebeveikianti medinė sinagoga - DELFI Žinios". Delfi.lt. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pakruojis at Wikimedia Commons