Joniškėlis

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Joniškėlis
City
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Coat of arms of Joniškėlis
Coat of arms
Joniškėlis is located in Lithuania
Joniškėlis
Joniškėlis
Location of Joniškėlis
Coordinates: 56°1′30″N 24°10′10″E / 56.02500°N 24.16944°E / 56.02500; 24.16944Coordinates: 56°1′30″N 24°10′10″E / 56.02500°N 24.16944°E / 56.02500; 24.16944
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Panevezys County flag.png Panevėžys County
Municipality Pasvalys district municipality
Eldership Joniškėlis eldership
Capital of Joniškėlis eldership
First mentioned 1685
Granted city rights 1736
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,201
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Joniškėlis (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city in the Pasvalys district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 17 km (11 mi) west of Pasvalys.

Name[edit]

Versions of the city's name in other languages include Polish: Johaniszkiele, Russian: Иоганишкели Ioganishkeli, Belarusian: Iоганiшкели Iohanishkeli, Yiddish: יאַנישקעל Yonishkel.

History[edit]

Before World War II, around 20% of the total population was Jewish.[1] During the summer 1941, 200 Joniskelis Jews were shot to death by Germans in the Zideiko Forest in Pasvalys.[2][3][4]

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