Svėdasai

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Svėdasai
Skyline of Svėdasai
Coat of arms of Svėdasai
Coat of arms
Svėdasai is located in Lithuania
Svėdasai
Svėdasai
Location of Svėdasai
Coordinates: 55°40′0″N 25°22′0″E / 55.66667°N 25.36667°E / 55.66667; 25.36667Coordinates: 55°40′0″N 25°22′0″E / 55.66667°N 25.36667°E / 55.66667; 25.36667
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Utena County COA.png Utena County
Municipality Anykščiai district municipality
Eldership Svėdasai eldership
Capital of Svėdasai eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,002
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Svėdasai is a town in Utena County in the northern part of Lithuania, bearing a name from a nearby Lake Svėdasas.

History[edit]

The name according to Kazimieras Būga is of Selonian origin.[1] In July 1941, 245 to 386 people were murdered in a mass execution near Svėdasai most must have been Jews.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Lithuanian) History of Svėdasai
  2. ^ "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". holocaustatlas.lt. Retrieved 2016-08-01.