Stakliškės

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Stakliškės
Skyline of Stakliškės
Coat of arms of Stakliškės
Coat of arms
Stakliškės is located in Lithuania
Stakliškės
Stakliškės
Location of Stakliškės
Coordinates: 54°35′30″N 24°19′10″E / 54.59167°N 24.31944°E / 54.59167; 24.31944Coordinates: 54°35′30″N 24°19′10″E / 54.59167°N 24.31944°E / 54.59167; 24.31944
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
County Kaunas County flag.png Kaunas County
Municipality Prienai district municipality
Elderate Stakliškės rural elderate
First mentioned 1375
Granted city rights 1792
Population (2001)
 • Total 940
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Stakliškės is a village in Lithuania, located east of Prienai, in Prienai district of Kaunas County on the Prienai-Trakai road. Stakliškės is a center of Stakliškės elderate. The famous type of Lithuanian mead, an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, honey and water is produced in Stakliškės.

History[edit]

The place has been known since the end of the 14th century (in 1375 it was mentioned in the Teutonic Knights Chronicles as Staghelisken, in 1385 as Stakelisken). Since 1513 it was a town, and in 1586 the first church was built.

After reforms of the Great Sejm, on January 16, 1792 the monarch Stanisław August Poniatowski granted the town Magdeburg Rights. At the time the city was awarded a Coat of Arms.

The current of arms was granted by Presidential decree on December 18, 1997.

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