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Memorial for 100 years since the foundation
Memorial for 100 years since the foundation
Coat of arms of Juodupė
Coat of arms
Juodupė is located in Lithuania
Location of Juodupė
Coordinates: 56°05′20″N 25°36′40″E / 56.08889°N 25.61111°E / 56.08889; 25.61111Coordinates: 56°05′20″N 25°36′40″E / 56.08889°N 25.61111°E / 56.08889; 25.61111
Country Lithuania
CountyPanevezys County flag.svg Panevėžys County
MunicipalityRokiškis district municipality
EldershipJuodupė elderate
Capital ofJuodupė elderate
 • Total1,769
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Juodupė (literally: black river) is a small town in Rokiškis district municipality, Lithuania. It is located near the confluence of Juodupė rivulet with Vyžuona not far from the border with Latvia. According to the 2011 census, its population was 1,769.[1] Juodupė received city rights in 1956, but lost them on December 16, 2002 and became a town.[2]

Juodupė started growing around a wool spinning mill, established in an old windmill in 1907. In 1931 the mill went bankrupt and was bought by "Nemunas" company, which resumed operations.[3] During World War II, the town burned to ground, but was quickly rebuilt. The mill was reconstructed into a large factory, employing over 1,000 people. It almost went bankrupt when Lithuania declared independence in 1990 and severed factory's economic ties with Russia. Today the factory is operated by UAB Baltic Mills and employs over 200 people.[4] Another major employer is a peat extraction company in the nearby Naujasodė village.[4]


  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Dėl gyvenamosios vietovės pavadinimo pakeitimo
  3. ^ Semaška, Algimantas (2006). Kelionių vadovas po Lietuvą: 1000 lankytinų vietovių norintiems geriau pažinti gimtąjį kraštą (in Lithuanian) (4th ed.). Vilnius: Algimantas. p. 295. ISBN 9986-509-90-4.
  4. ^ a b (in Lithuanian) Verslas