Skapiškis

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Skapiškis
Town
Skyline of Skapiškis
Skapiškis is located in Lithuania
Skapiškis
Skapiškis
Location of Skapiškis
Coordinates: 55°53′30″N 25°12′0″E / 55.89167°N 25.20000°E / 55.89167; 25.20000Coordinates: 55°53′30″N 25°12′0″E / 55.89167°N 25.20000°E / 55.89167; 25.20000
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Panevezys County flag.png Panevėžys County
Municipality Kupiškis district municipality
Elderate Skapiškis elderate
Capital of Skapiškis elderate
First mentioned 1492
Granted city rights 1633
Population (2001)
 • Total 496
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Skapiškis is a town in the Kupiškis district municipality, Lithuania. It is situated on the shores of Lake Mituva and near the road and railway connecting Panevėžys with Daugavpils. According to the 2001 census, it had population of 496.[1]

The first church, named after Saint Hyacinth, was built in 1519.[2] In 1752 the Dominican monks established a monastery. The monks opened a parish school, which had 40 students in 1805. Both the monastery and the school were closed by tsarist authorities after the Uprising of 1831.[3] After the construction of the Panevėžys–Daugavpils railway, the settlement grew into a trading town. It had 1,184 inhabitants in 1897.[3] It declined sharply after World War II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Lithuanian) Panevėžio apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai. Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2003. p. 49. ISBN 9986-589-92-4. 
  2. ^ (Lithuanian) "Skapiškio Šv. Hiacinto (Jackaus) parapija". Panevėžio vyskupijos kurija. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ a b Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Skapiškis". Encyclopedia Lituanica V. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. p. 198. LCC 74-114275.