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Leipalingio baznycios varpine.jpg
Coat of arms of Leipalingis
Coat of arms
Leipalingis is located in Lithuania
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°05′10″N 23°51′40″E / 54.08611°N 23.86111°E / 54.08611; 23.86111Coordinates: 54°05′10″N 23°51′40″E / 54.08611°N 23.86111°E / 54.08611; 23.86111
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
County Alytus County COA.png Alytus County
Municipality Druskininkai municipality
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,552
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Leipalingis is a small town in Alytus County in southern Lithuania. In 2011 it had a population of 1,552.[1]


The village had an important Jewish community before World War II[2] On 9 September 1941, 155 men, women and children were murdered[3] by Lithuanian guards in a mass execution close to the Catholic cemetery next to the Seira river.[4]


  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Pinkas Hakehillot Lita: Leipalingis". jewishgen.org. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". holocaustatlas.lt. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  4. ^ "kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/leipalingus/". kehilalinks.jewishgen.org. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  • This article was initially translated from the Lithuanian Wikipedia.