Balbieriškis

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Balbieriškis
Town
The towers of church
The towers of church
Coat of arms of Balbieriškis
Coat of arms
Balbieriškis is located in Lithuania
Balbieriškis
Balbieriškis
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°30′50″N 23°53′30″E / 54.51389°N 23.89167°E / 54.51389; 23.89167Coordinates: 54°30′50″N 23°53′30″E / 54.51389°N 23.89167°E / 54.51389; 23.89167
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionSuvalkija
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
MunicipalityPrienai district municipality
EldershipBalbieriškis eldership
Capital ofBalbieriškis eldership
Population
 (2011)
 • Total966
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Balbieriškis (Polish: Balwierzyszki; German: Bauwerischeck, Bauwersk; Russian: Бальвержишки, Бальберишкис; Yiddish: באַלבירישאָק‎, romanizedBalbirishok) 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Balbieriškis". Encyclopedia Lituanica. I. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. p. 245. LCC 74-114275.