Kaniūkai

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Kaniūkai
Village
Kaniūkai is located in Lithuania
Kaniūkai
Kaniūkai
Location of Kaniūkai
Coordinates: 54°16′50″N 25°14′40″E / 54.28056°N 25.24444°E / 54.28056; 25.24444Coordinates: 54°16′50″N 25°14′40″E / 54.28056°N 25.24444°E / 54.28056; 25.24444
Country  Lithuania
County Vilnius County
Municipality Šalčininkai district municipality
Eldership Gerviškės eldership
Population (2011)
 • Total 125
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kaniūkai (Polish: Koniuchy; Belarusian: Канюхі) is a village in the Šalčininkai district municipality of Lithuania. According to the 2011 census, its population was 125.[1]

History[edit]

Kaniūkai, Utenos r.JPG

Before 1939 Koniuchy (present-day Kaniūkai) was located in the Lida county of the Nowogródek Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic. It was briefly taken by the Soviet Union afterwards and was transferred to Lithuania according to the Soviet–Lithuanian Mutual Assistance Treaty. The village became part of the Jašiūnai Municipality, Eišiškės County. Later it was briefly part of the German Reichskommissariat Ostland before returning to the Lithuanian SSR (since 1990, Lithuania).

During World War II, it was the site of a massacre of Polish civilians by a unit of pro-Soviet Jewish partisans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 17, 2017.