John of Nepomuk sculpture
|Municipality||Molėtai district municipality|
|Capital of||Molėtai district municipality|
|First mentioned||1387 Feb. 17|
|Granted city rights||1539|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Molėtai ( pronunciation (help·info), Polish: Malaty) is a city in north eastern Lithuania. One of the oldest settlements in Lithuania, it is a popular resort for the inhabitants of Vilnius. According to the 2013 census, it had 6,302 inhabitants.
The town is located about 60 km (37 mi) north of Vilnius and 30 km (19 mi) south of Utena. It was first mentioned as a private property of the bishop of Vilnius. In modern times the city has Molėtai Astronomical Observatory, the only such facility in Lithuania. And Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology - the first such type of museum in the world.
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- Molėtai tourist information centre (Places of interest)
- Virtual Tour of Molėtai
- (Lithuanian) Town's homepage
- The murder of the Jews of Molėtai during World War II, at Yad Vashem website.
- Jogaila (17 Feb 1387). "F6-1. Lenkijos karaliaus ir Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio Jogailos privilegija Vilniaus katedrai" (in Latin). Vilnius, Lithuania. Retrieved 11 Sep 2013.
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