|Municipality||Širvintos district municipality|
Širvintos district municipality|
|Granted city rights||1950|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Its alternate names include Shirvintay, Shirvintos, Širvintai, Širvintar, Širvintų, and Szyrwinty (Polish).
Before World War II, the town had an important Jewish community representing one-third of the total population. In September 1941, Jews of the town are murdered in mass executions perpetrated by Germans and Lithuanian collaborators.
Since 2010, the city started expanding and renovated the city center which improved its image and popularity.
- United States Board on Geographic Names – Lithuania – Širvintos. Accessed January 24, 2014.
- "Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II (Pages 166-177)". jewishgen.org. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- "המכון הבין-לאומי לחקר השואה - יד ושם". yadvashem.org. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
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