Zarasai Lithuania

A short history on Zarasai Lithuania Zarasai Lithuania The town of Zarasai on the border with Latvia  was officially called Zarasai until 1836, at which time it was renamed Novoaleksandrovsk. Known as Ezerenai from 1919, it finally regained its original name in 1929. It may...
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Svencionys Lithuania

Svencionys Lithuania
Svencionys (Švenčionys) is a Lithuanian town not far from the border with Belarus, first mentioned in the 15th century. It was given autonomy in 1800, and was annexed by Poland in the first part of the 20th century. A monument to that later time, the...
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Dusetos Eastern Aukstaitija Lithuania

Dusetos is a town in the Zarasai district on Lake Sartai, 34 kilometers north of Utena known for its winter horse races, usually held on the frozen lake. Races of this type were popular in eastern Aukstaitija (in Obeliai, Svedasai, Uzpaliai, Zarasai) in the 19th...
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Moletai in Lithuania

Moletai (Molėtai) is a district center surrounded by recreational lakes on the bank of the Siesartis River along the Vilnius–Utena road. Its names comes from the common noun molėtas – clayey, clay coloured. The town was mentioned in a 1387 writ in which Jogaila gave...
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Utena – Capital of Eastern Aukštaitija

The industrial center of northeastern Lithuania and one of the country's oldest settlements, Utena was first mentioned as part of the Selonian territory in a 1261 writ issued by King Mindaugas. The Utenėlė (probably originally called Utena) River which flows through the city is the...
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