The towers of church
|Municipality||Prienai district municipality|
|Capital of||Balbieriškis eldership|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Balbieriškis (Polish: Balwierzyszki; German: Bauwerischeck, Bauwersk; Russian: Бальвержишки, Бальберишкис; Yiddish: באַלבירישאָק, romanized: Balbirishok) a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. It is situated on the left bank of the Neman River. As of 2011 it had a population of 966. The town was established by German lumberman Hanus, who received a plot of land in wilderness of Suvalkija from Grand Duke Sigismund I the Old. Hanus cleared the forest and built an estate. The settlement grew around the estate and was awarded city rights in 1530. However, the privileges were revoked in 1776.
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