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View of Karoliniškės from Vilnius TV Tower
View of Karoliniškės from Vilnius TV Tower
Karoliniškės is located in Lithuania
Location of Karoliniškės
Coordinates: 54°41′24″N 25°13′14″E / 54.69000°N 25.22056°E / 54.69000; 25.22056Coordinates: 54°41′24″N 25°13′14″E / 54.69000°N 25.22056°E / 54.69000; 25.22056
Country  Lithuania
County Vilnius County
Municipality Vilnius city municipality
 • Total 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,270
 • Density 7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Karoliniškės is a microdistrict and eldership of Vilnius, Lithuania. The building of this district was started in 1971.

Apartment complexes in Karoliniškės district

Karoliniškės covers about 3.7 km² area. There is about 1.015 km² of the slop area along the Neris River, and about 0.11 km² of a small forest, called Pasakų parkas (park of fairy-tales).

The highest building in Lithuania, the Vilnius TV Tower, is also situated in this district. Karoliniškės was the main site of the January Events of 1991.


The oldest inhabitants of the neighborhood of Karoliniškės tell that their village was named after a former mansion heiress Karolinka. On 1991 January 11-13th, 13 people have died in the events near Vilnius TV Tower.

Karoliniškės started to expand in 1971. After the January Events, 8 streets in Karoliniškės were renamed after the fallen defenders' names.

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