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Krakūnai is located in Lithuania
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 (2001)
 • Total 127
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 2001 census, it had 127 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]


  1. ^ a b Mačiekus, Venantas (1995). Dieveniškės (in Lithuanian). Mintis. p. 54. ISBN 978-5-417-00695-1. 
  2. ^ Vilniaus apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2003. p. 41. ISBN 9955-588-04-7. 
  3. ^ "Atidengtas paminklas žuvusiam pasieniečiui". XXI amžius (in Lithuanian). 1293 (90). 2004-12-01. ISSN 2029-1299.