Ariogala

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Ariogala
City
Skyline of Ariogala
Flag of Ariogala
Flag
Coat of arms of Ariogala
Coat of arms
Ariogala is located in Lithuania
Ariogala
Ariogala
Location of Ariogala
Coordinates: 55°16′0″N 23°28′0″E / 55.26667°N 23.46667°E / 55.26667; 23.46667Coordinates: 55°16′0″N 23°28′0″E / 55.26667°N 23.46667°E / 55.26667; 23.46667
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Samogitia
County Kaunas County flag.png Kaunas County
Municipality Raseiniai district municipality
Eldership Ariogala eldership
Capital of Ariogala eldership
First mentioned 1253
Granted city rights 1792
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,376
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ariogala (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town in central Lithuania. It is located on the Dubysa River, which flows through the town.

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Name[edit]

Ariogala is the Lithuanian name of the city. Versions of the name in other languages include Polish: Ejragoła, Russian: Эйрагола Eiragola, Belarusian: Эйрагола Eirahola, Yiddish: אייראַגאָלע Eyragole.

History[edit]

In 1941 all the Jews from Ariogala and some nearby villages were gathered in a ghetto.[1]At the end of August/beginning of September 1941, around 700 Jewish men, women and children were shot in a field near the village.

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