Viekšniai

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Viekšniai
City
Viekšniai Town Square in Sept., 2012
Viekšniai Town Square in Sept., 2012
Coat of arms of Viekšniai
Coat of arms
Viekšniai is located in Lithuania
Viekšniai
Viekšniai
Location of Viekšniai
Coordinates: 56°14′0″N 22°31′0″E / 56.23333°N 22.51667°E / 56.23333; 22.51667Coordinates: 56°14′0″N 22°31′0″E / 56.23333°N 22.51667°E / 56.23333; 22.51667
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Samogitia
County Telšiai County
Municipality Mažeikiai district municipality
Eldership Viekšniai eldership
Capital of Viekšniai eldership
First mentioned 1253
Granted city rights 1725
Population (2005)
 • Total 2,248
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Viekšniai (About this sound pronunciation  Samogitian: Vėikšnē) is city in the Mažeikiai district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Mažeikiai.

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