Betygala

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Betygala
Town
Monument for Vytautas in the center of Betygala
Monument for Vytautas in the center of Betygala
Coat of arms of Betygala
Coat of arms
Betygala is located in Lithuania
Betygala
Betygala
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 55°21′40″N 23°22′0″E / 55.36111°N 23.36667°E / 55.36111; 23.36667Coordinates: 55°21′40″N 23°22′0″E / 55.36111°N 23.36667°E / 55.36111; 23.36667
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionSamogitia
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
MunicipalityRaseiniai district municipality
EldershipBetygala eldership
Capital ofBetygala eldership
Population
 (2011)
 • Total488
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Betygala (Polish: Betygoła) is a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. As of 2011 it had a population of 488.[1] In the 13th and 14th centuries the town had a noted Samogitan fortress, attacked by the Teutonic Knights numerous time.[2] One of the first churches in Lithuania was built in the town. Mikalojus Daukša was the parish pastor from 1592 to 1603.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Betygala". Encyclopedia Lituanica. I. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. pp. 338–339. LCC 74-114275.