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 regionAukštaitija
CountyPanevezys County flag.svg Panevėžys County
MunicipalityPasvalys district municipality
EldershipJoniškėlis eldership
Capital ofJoniškėlis eldership
First mentioned1685
Granted city rights1736
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,201
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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

Name

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

History

Manor of Joniškėlis

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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