Balbieriškis

Balbieriškis (Polish: Balwierzyszki; German: Bauwerischeck, Bauwersk; Russian: Бальвержишки, Бальберишкис; Yiddish: באַלבירישאָק, romanized: Balbirishok) a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. It is situated on the left bank of the Neman River. As of 2011 it had a population of 966.[1] The town was established by German lumberman Hanus, who received a plot of land in wilderness of Suvalkija from Grand Duke Sigismund I the Old.[2] Hanus cleared the forest and built an estate. The settlement grew around the estate and was awarded city rights in 1530. However, the privileges were revoked in 1776.[2]

Balbieriškis
Town
The towers of church

Coat of arms
Balbieriškis
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°30′50″N 23°53′30″E
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionSuvalkija
County Kaunas County
MunicipalityPrienai district municipality
EldershipBalbieriškis eldership
Capital ofBalbieriškis eldership
Population
 (2011)
  Total966
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

References

  1. "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. Simas Sužiedėlis, ed. (1970–1978). "Balbieriškis". Encyclopedia Lituanica. I. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. p. 245. LCC 74-114275.


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