Krakūnai

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Krakūnai
Village
Krakūnai is located in Lithuania
Krakūnai
Krakūnai
Location of Krakūnai
Coordinates: 54°09′N 25°37′E / 54.150°N 25.617°E / 54.150; 25.617Coordinates: 54°09′N 25°37′E / 54.150°N 25.617°E / 54.150; 25.617
Country  Lithuania
County Vilnius County
Municipality Šalčininkai district municipality
Eldership Dieveniškės eldership
Population (2011)
 • Total 86
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Krakūnai is a village in Lithuania on the border with Belarus. It is an old village, mentioned as early as 1433 when Jonas Goštautas received Dieveniškės and 26 surrounding villages from Grand Duke Sigismund Kęstutaitis.[1] The village had 302 residents in 1931, 283 in 1959, 249 in 1970, and 215 in 1979.[1] According to the census of 2011, it had 86 residents.[2] On May 19, 1991, Lithuanian border patrol Gintaras Žagunis was killed in the village by Soviet OMON forces. It was the first deadly assault on a Lithuanian border post. A five-meter tall monument in his memory was erected in 2004.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mačiekus, Venantas (1995). Dieveniškės (in Lithuanian). Mintis. p. 54. ISBN 978-5-417-00695-1. 
  2. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Atidengtas paminklas žuvusiam pasieniečiui". XXI amžius (in Lithuanian). 1293 (90). 2004-12-01. ISSN 2029-1299.