Viekšniai

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Viekšniai
City
Viekšniai Town Square in Sept., 2012
Viekšniai Town Square in Sept., 2012
Flag of Viekšniai
Flag
Coat of arms of Viekšniai
Coat of arms
Viekšniai is located in Lithuania
Viekšniai
Viekšniai
Location of Viekšniai
Coordinates: 56°14′0″N 22°31′0″E / 56.23333°N 22.51667°E / 56.23333; 22.51667Coordinates: 56°14′0″N 22°31′0″E / 56.23333°N 22.51667°E / 56.23333; 22.51667
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionSamogitia
CountyTelšiai County
MunicipalityMažeikiai district municipality
EldershipViekšniai eldership
Capital ofViekšniai eldership
First mentioned1253
Granted city rights1725
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,938
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Viekšniai (About this soundpronunciation  Samogitian: Vėikšnē, Yiddish: וועקשנעVekshne) is city in the Mažeikiai district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Mažeikiai.

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