Skirsnemunė

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Skirsnemunė
Village
Skyline of Skirsnemunė
Flag of Skirsnemunė
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Coat of arms of Skirsnemunė
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Skirsnemunė is located in Lithuania
Skirsnemunė
Skirsnemunė
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 55°06′N 22°54′E / 55.100°N 22.900°E / 55.100; 22.900Coordinates: 55°06′N 22°54′E / 55.100°N 22.900°E / 55.100; 22.900
Country  Lithuania
County Tauragė County
Municipality Jurbarkas district municipality
Eldership Skirsnemunė eldership
Capital of Skirsnemunė eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 950
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Skirsnemunė is a village in Jurbarkas district municipality, Tauragė County, Lithuania. It is situated on the Neman River about 9 km from Jurbarkas. According to the 2001 census, it had 950 residents. The village traces it history to Christmemel, a fortress built by the Teutonic Knights on a nearby hill fort in 1313. The fortress was abandoned in 1328. The town church was funded by the last will of Mykolas, son of Jonas Kęsgaila, in 1523. Skirsnemunė received Magdeburg rights in 1792.

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