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A church in Subačius city
A church in Subačius city
Subačius is located in Lithuania
Location of Subačius
Coordinates: 55°46′0″N 24°45′0″E / 55.76667°N 24.75000°E / 55.76667; 24.75000Coordinates: 55°46′0″N 24°45′0″E / 55.76667°N 24.75000°E / 55.76667; 24.75000
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Panevezys County flag.png Panevėžys County
Municipality Kupiškis district municipality
Eldershihp Subačius eldership
Capital of Subačius eldership
First mentioned 1837
Granted city rights 1958
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,122
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Subačius (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city in Panevėžys County, northwestern Lithuania. It is located on the banks of the Viešinta River about 14 km (8.7 mi) west of Kupiškis.


During World War II, the Jewish community was murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of Germans helped by Lithuanian nationalists. Some Jews were shot dead near the town’s railway station. Others were transported to Kupiškis, where they were murdered. 80 people were massacred, a monument was built on the execution site.[1]