|Municipality||Kupiškis district municipality|
|Capital of||Skapiškis elderate|
|Granted city rights||1633|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Skapiškis is a town in the Kupiškis district municipality, Lithuania. It is situated on the shores of Lake Mituva and near the road and railway connecting Panevėžys with Daugavpils. According to the 2001 census, it had population of 496.
The first church, named after Saint Hyacinth, was built in 1519. In 1752 the Dominican monks established a monastery. The monks opened a parish school, which had 40 students in 1805. Both the monastery and the school were closed by tsarist authorities after the Uprising of 1831. After the construction of the Panevėžys–Daugavpils railway, the settlement grew into a trading town. It had 1,184 inhabitants in 1897. It declined sharply after World War II.
- Panevėžio apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2003. p. 49. ISBN 9986-589-92-4.
- "Skapiškio Šv. Hiacinto (Jackaus) parapija" (in Lithuanian). Panevėžio vyskupijos kurija. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Skapiškis". Encyclopedia Lituanica V. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. p. 198. LCC 74-114275.
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