This article needs additional citations for verification .(April 2016)
Troškūnai, Lithuania - panoramio
Centre of Troškūnai
|Municipality||Anykščiai district municipality|
|Capital of||Troškūnai eldership|
|Granted city rights||1956|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Troškūnai ( pronunciation (help·info); Polish : Traszkuny) is the second smallest city in Lithuania. It is located 14 km (8.7 mi) west from Anykščiai.
Troškūnai first mentioned in historical sources in 1506, the estate of Troškūnai (or estate of Smėlynė) existed in 16th century. Troškūnai became a town in the 17th-18th centuries when the church of St Trinity Church and Bernardine Monastery in the style of late baroque according to the project of the architect Martin Knakfus were built. In 1698 Troškūnai got a privilege to organise markets. The Bernardine monastery became an important center of cultural life. The monks were active in resistance against the Russian tsarist regime.
In 1773 the school in which children of noblemen, town dwellers and local peasants were educated. In 1781 20 children from peasant families, 4 children from Troškūnai and 8 children from nobleman families attended lessons. The building of the school (1796) survives up to this day.
The birthplace of Lithuanian lexicographer and writer Konstantinas Sirvydas is nearby the city. The city was established in 1696 by Władysław Sokołowski, who brought there Bernardines, founded a church and a monastery. Recently the buildings were returned to the Bernardine monks, who established the International Centre of Youth there.
On 22 November in 1920 during Lithuanian Wars of Independence in fight against Polish cavalry, perished Lithuanian riflemen Jonas Budrevičius (1900–1920), Petras Liktoras (1903–1920), Antanas Miškeliūnas (1901–1920), Petras Tunkevičius (1902–1920), Antanas Žarskus (1895–1920).
On July 10, 1941, local Lithuanian collaborators killed 8 or 9 Jewish men on the premises of the local school. In mid-July 1941 5-6 Jewish men were shot at the Jewish cemetery by Troškūnai members of the Lithuanian Activist Front.In August, 1941, the remaining Jews of Troškūnai (about 200 people) were transported by white armbanders to the Panevėžys ghetto. There on August 23, 1941, they were murdered along with Jews from the city of Panevėžys and its surrounding areas in a mass execution.
After the Soviet occupation in the surroundings of Troškūnai Lithuanian partisans of Algimantas military district Šarūnas detachment were active.
Łuków is a city in eastern Poland with 30,727 inhabitants. Since 1999, it has been situated in the Lublin Voivodeship, previously it had belonged to the Siedlce Voivodeship. It is the capital of Łuków County.
Piotrków Trybunalski, often simplified to Piotrków, is a city in central Poland with 73,090 inhabitants (2019). It is the second-largest city situated in the Łódź Voivodeship. Previously, it was the capital of an independent Piotrków Voivodeship (1975–1998); it is now the capital of Piotrków County.
Rasos Cemetery is the oldest and most famous cemetery in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is named after the Rasos district where it is located. It is separated into two parts, the old and the new cemeteries, by a narrow Sukilėliai Street. The total area is 10.8 ha. Since 1990 new burials are allowed only to family graves.
Telšiai is a city in Lithuania with about 21,500 inhabitants. It is the capital of Telšiai County and Samogitia region, and it is located on the shores of Lake Mastis.
Panevėžys is the fifth largest city in Lithuania. As of 2011, it occupied 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi) with 113,653 inhabitants. As defined by Eurostat, the population of Panevėžys functional urban area, that stretches beyond the city limits, is estimated at 127,471
Kretinga is a town in Klaipėda County, Lithuania. It is the capital of the Kretinga district municipality. It is located 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the popular Baltic Sea resort town of Palanga, and about 25 km (16 mi) north of Lithuania's 3rd largest city and principal seaport, Klaipėda. It is part of the historic Memelland.
Zbarazh is a city in Ternopil Raion of Ternopil Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is located in the historic region of Galicia. Zbarazh hosts the administration of Zbarazh urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine. Population: 13,587
Sokal is a town located on the Bug River in Lviv Oblast of western Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Sokal Raion (district). Its population is approximately 20,882 .
Dubno is a city located on the Ikva River in Rivne Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of Dubno Raion (district), Dubno is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. The city is located on intersection of two major European routes E40 and E85. Population: 37,464 It is located within the historic region of Volhynia.
The Lithuanian Security Police (LSP), also known as Saugumas, was a local police force that operated in German-occupied Lithuania from 1941 to 1944, in collaboration with the occupational authorities. Collaborating with the Nazi Sipo and SD, the unit was directly subordinate to the German Kripo. The LSP took part in perpetrating the Holocaust in Lithuania, persecuting Polish resistance and communist underground.
Kupiškis is a city in northeastern Lithuania. It is the capital of the Kupiškis district municipality, mainly known for its sculptures and fourth biggest water reservoir in Lithuania. Kupiškis is located on the Lėvuo and Kupa rivers. The name of the city comes from the Kupa River. The Gediminas Bridge crosses the Kupa River. There are six parts of the city, which are named:
Šeduva is a city in the Radviliškis district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 18 km (11 mi) east of Radviliškis.
Tytuvėnai is a city in the Kelmė district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 17 km (11 mi) east of Kelmė. It is known for its Bernardine monastery.
Hlybokaye or Glubokoye is a town in Vitebsk Region, Belarus, the capital of Hlybokaye Raion. The city is located on the international road from Polotsk to Vilnius with the historic railway line to Woropajewo (Варапаева) completed in 1932 in the interwar Poland. It has 18,200 inhabitants as of 2010.
Kamajai is a small town in Rokiškis district municipality, Lithuania. It is situated on the banks of the Šetekšna River, some 14 km to south of Rokiškis. According to the 2011 census, it had 577 residents. The town has a small hospital, library, and hosts annual "Kuc kuc Kamajuos" festival.
Złoczew is a town in Sieradz County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland, with 3,371 inhabitants (2016). The city is located at a distance of 23 kilometres south of Sieradz and 23 kilometres north of Wieluń.
Zapyškis is a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania on the right bank of the Nemunas River. As of 2011 it had a population of 264.
Benjaminas Jakševičius was a Lithuanian sculptor and partisan. Together with his brother Vincentas and nephews Silvanas and Adomas, he contributed to religious art by building sacred statues and altars, mainly in Panevėžys, Švėkšna and various other parts of Lithuania. He also built several sculptures, predominantly religious ones, in Troškūnai, Kavarskas, Burbiškis, Upytė, Raguva and Pasvalys.
Druya is a historic townlet in Vitebsk Region, Belarus, about 30 km northeast of Braslaw. It is located on the left bank of the Daugava River, at the mouth of the Druyka River, opposite the Latvian parish of Piedruja. The population is about 1,500 (2006). Druja is best known for the Druja Trinity Catholic church, built in 1646. The church was previously part of a Bernardine monastery.
Pumpėnai is a small town in Panevėžys County, in northeastern Lithuania. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 855 people.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Troškūnai .|