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Coat of arms of Karmėlava
Coat of arms
Karmėlava is located in Lithuania
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°58′20″N 24°04′0″E / 54.97222°N 24.06667°E / 54.97222; 24.06667Coordinates: 54°58′20″N 24°04′0″E / 54.97222°N 24.06667°E / 54.97222; 24.06667
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County LTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
Municipality Kaunas district municipality
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,886
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Karmėlava is a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. In 2001 it had a population of 2886. The town of Karmėlava is located 6 km (3.7 mi) north east of Kaunas and near the second busiest civil airport in Lithuania — Kaunas International Airport.


Karmėlava is one of the oldest settlements in Lithuania. Karmelava Estate was mentioned since the late of the 15th century. The first church in Karmėlava was built in 1529. Grand Duchess of Lithuania Barbora Radvilaitė became the governor of Karmėlava and its environs in 1549. Later, Karmėlava was governed by noble families of Pac, Ogiński, and Sirutis. The parish first school in Karmėlava was mentioned in 1663. Karmėlava was devastated during the Northern Wars. The town of Karmėlava was granted the Magdeburg rights and the Coat of arms in 1792.


  • This article was initially translated from the Lithuanian Wikipedia.

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