Ylakiai

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Ylakiai
Town
Skyline of Ylakiai
Official seal of Ylakiai
Seal
Ylakiai is located in Lithuania
Ylakiai
Ylakiai
Coordinates: 56°16′50″N 21°51′0″E / 56.28056°N 21.85000°E / 56.28056; 21.85000
Country  Lithuania
County LTU Klaipėdos apskritis flag.svg Klaipėda County
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,165
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ylakiai is a small town in Klaipėda County, in northwestern Lithuania. According to the census of 2001, the town has a population of 1,165 people.[1]

History[edit]

Ylakiai was first mentioned in 1568 in the inventory list of Grūstė parish made by Jokūbas Laskovskis. At that time Ylakiai village was in the dominion of Skuodas estate.

In 1894 a church was built there, which stands to this day.

On July 1941, 300 Jews were murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by Lithuanian nazis.[2] A monument stone was erected in 1965 but a new monument was erected in 1988 a the location of the massacre.

In 2002 President of the Republic of Lithuania approved the new coat of arms of Ylakiai.[3]

An urban monument stands in the central part of the town.

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