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Krekenava panorama
Krekenava panorama
Coat of arms of Krekenava
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 55°32′28″N 24°05′31″E / 55.54111°N 24.09194°E / 55.54111; 24.09194
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Panevezys County flag.png Panevėžys County
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,003
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Krekenava is a town (population 2,003) in Panevėžys district municipality in northern Lithuania, on the bank of Nevėžis.

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From 1409 it was center of Upytė poviat, 1419 first wooden church built by Vytautas the Great. Nearby Krekanava is a birthplace of the painter Roman Szwoynicki (1845–1915).

In July and August 1941, an Einsatzgruppen of Lithuanian nationalists massacred the Jewish residents of the town, about 50 grownups and 60 children. Along with Jews they also shot so-called Communists and Soviet activists, in all about 190 people.[1] The massacre took place in ditch between the old and the new cemeteries.


1975 is a year of beginning of JSC “Krekenavos Agrofirma” activities. At a company work over 900 people. “Krekenavos agrofirma” allocates its investments for the two priority fields – improvement of the quality of its activities, and production expansion.



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Coordinates: 55°33′N 24°06′E / 55.550°N 24.100°E / 55.550; 24.100