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Welcome to Ukmergė

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About my native town Ukmergė

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    Welcome to Ukmergė Welcome to Ukmergė Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome to my native town!
    • Early history
      • Ukmergė  (   pronunciation  ( help · info ), previously  Vilkmergė , is a city in  Vilnius County , Lithuania , located 78 km (48 miles) northwest of  Vilnius , with a population of about 27,000 (2010). Ukmergė was first mentioned as a settlement in 1333. It was essentially a wooden fortress that stood on a hill, near the confluence of the Vilkmergė River and the  Šventoji River . Ukmergė was attacked by the  Teutonic Knights  and the  Livonian Order  in 1333, 1365, 1378, 1386, and even in 1391, already after the  Christianization of Lithuania  in 1387. During the last attack, Ukmergė was burned to the ground and had to be completely rebuilt.
      • The town was granted  municipal rights  at some time after the  Battle of Pabaiskas  in 1435
      • During the times of the  Polish – Lithuanian Commonwealth , the city had been the center of  powiat  in the  Vilnius Voivodeship .
      • In 1655, the Swedish and Russian armies plundered the city.
    • 18th and 19th centuries
      • In 1795, the town along, with most of Lithuania, was annexed by Russia, becoming a part of the  Vilna Governorate .
      • In 1812, the Battle of  Deltuva , between the Russian and  French armies , occurred not far from Ukmergė;  Napoleon 's army raided the town during the  French invasion of Russia .
      • In 1863, the city participated in the  January Uprising  against Russia.
    • 20th century
      • In 1918, after Lithuania declared its independence, the city's name was changed from Vilkmergė to Ukmergė. 
      • In 1940, the  Soviet  occupation of Lithuania
      • In 1990 Lithuania again declared its independence
    • Ukmergė Coordinates:  55°14′50″N 24°45′50″E 26 974 Population (2010):
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    • Coat of arms of Ukmergė city. Coat of Arms of Ukmergė 1792
    • The old Ukmergė
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    • Today
    • The monument to the restoration of Lithuania's independence, "Lithuania Restituta" first built in 1930, destroyed by Soviets, rebuilt in 1990. 
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    • The church of a Saint Peter and Paul
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    • Gymnasium of Antanas Smetona
    • Jonas Basanavichius gimnasium
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    • Center of Ukmergė city
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    • Cranes aplikations by the Lithuanian flag colores
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    • “ The batle” between “Russians” and “ Frenchmans” begun soon.
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    • The castle mound
    • The church of saint Trinity
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    • The old town
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    • The water rook from 1930
    • “ Wolf-girl” - legend of city name
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    • Vienuolyno street reconstruction
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    • Š ventoji /Shventoy/ river
      • http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukmergė
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki /Ukmerg%C4%97
      • http://www.prozvilgsnis.lt/galerija.php?category=ukmvaizdai&page=2
      • http://www.miestai.net/forumas/showthread.php?t=7596
      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Ukmergiskiai /336341458543
      • www.vilkmerge.lt
      Nuo Janinos/ From Janina