Pikeliai

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Pikeliai
Town
Skyline of Pikeliai
Pikeliai is located in Lithuania
Pikeliai
Pikeliai
Coordinates: 56°25′1″N 22°6′40″E / 56.41694°N 22.11111°E / 56.41694; 22.11111
Country  Lithuania
County Telšiai County
Municipality Mažeikiai district municipality
Eldership Židikai eldership
Population (2011)
 • Total 378
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pikeliai is a town in Telšiai County, Lithuania. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 378 people.[1]

History[edit]

Pikeliai was first mentioned in 1594 in the Books of the Courts of Samogitian land. In 1598 it had 19 valakas (unit of measure in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; 1 valakas is equal to 21 ha).

In 1625 Protestant Bilevičius demolished Catholic church in Pikeliai but it was rebuilt in 1636. The new church was built in 1752.

The first parish school of Pikeliai is mentioned in 1805. In 1865 it was reorganised to public primary school.

Nowadays Pikeliai has Catholic church, high school, medical office, public library, post office etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 13, 2017.