Rykantai

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Rykantai
Village
Rykantai is located in Lithuania
Rykantai
Rykantai
Location of Rykantai
Coordinates: 54°43′N 24°59′E / 54.717°N 24.983°E / 54.717; 24.983Coordinates: 54°43′N 24°59′E / 54.717°N 24.983°E / 54.717; 24.983
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Vilnius County
Municipality Trakai district municipality
Eldership Lentvaris elderate
Population (2001)
 • Total 412
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Rykantai is a village in Trakai district municipality, Lithuania, 7 kilometres north-west of Lentvaris. The village has a post office, a railway station and a church, Trinity Church. The Neris River flows north of the village.

Rykantai Trinity church

Rykantai is known as one of the first reformats settlement in Lithuania. Rykantai is mentioned in Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace as the place where General Balashov delivers a letter from Tsar Alexander to Napoleon.