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Welcome to Ukmergė

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About my native town Ukmergė

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Welcome to Ukmergė

  1. 1. Early historyEarly history  UkmergėUkmergė  ( (   pronunciationpronunciation ( (helphelp··infoinfo), previously ), previously VilkmergėVilkmergė, is a city in , is a city in  Vilnius CountyVilnius County,,LithuaniaLithuania, located 78 km (48 miles) northwest of , located 78 km (48 miles) northwest of VilniusVilnius,, with a population of about 27,000 (2010). Ukmergė was first mentionedwith a population of about 27,000 (2010). Ukmergė was first mentioned as a settlement in 1333. It was essentially a wooden fortress that stoodas a settlement in 1333. It was essentially a wooden fortress that stood on a hill, near the confluence of the Vilkmergė River and the on a hill, near the confluence of the Vilkmergė River and the ŠventojiŠventoji RiverRiver. Ukmergė was attacked by the . Ukmergė was attacked by the TeutonicTeutonic KnightsKnights and the  and the LivonianLivonian OrderOrder in 1333, 1365, 1378, 1386, and even in 1391, already after the  in 1333, 1365, 1378, 1386, and even in 1391, already after the  ChristianizationChristianization ofof LithuaniaLithuania in 1387. During the last attack, Ukmergė in 1387. During the last attack, Ukmergė was burned to the ground and had to be completely rebuilt.was burned to the ground and had to be completely rebuilt.  The town was granted municipal rights at some time after the Battle ofThe town was granted municipal rights at some time after the Battle of Pabaiskas in 1435Pabaiskas in 1435  During the times of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the city hadDuring the times of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the city had been the center of powiat in the Vilnius Voivodeship.been the center of powiat in the Vilnius Voivodeship.  In 1655, the Swedish and Russian armies plundered the city.In 1655, the Swedish and Russian armies plundered the city.
  2. 2. 18th and 19th centuries18th and 19th centuries  In 1795, the town along, with most of Lithuania,In 1795, the town along, with most of Lithuania, was annexed by Russia, becoming a part of the was annexed by Russia, becoming a part of the  VilnaVilna GovernorateGovernorate..  In 1812, the Battle of In 1812, the Battle of DeltuvaDeltuva, between the, between the Russian and Russian and FrenchFrench armiesarmies, occurred not far, occurred not far from Ukmergė; from Ukmergė; NapoleonNapoleon's army raided the town's army raided the town during the during the FrenchFrench invasioninvasion ofof RussiaRussia..  In 1863, the city participated in the In 1863, the city participated in the JanuaryJanuary UprisingUprising against Russia. against Russia.
  3. 3. 20th century20th century  In 1918, after Lithuania declared itsIn 1918, after Lithuania declared its independence, the city's name wasindependence, the city's name was changed from Vilkmergė to Ukmergė. changed from Vilkmergė to Ukmergė.   In 1940, the In 1940, the SovietSoviet occupation of occupation of LithuaniaLithuania  In 1990 Lithuania again declared itsIn 1990 Lithuania again declared its independenceindependence
  4. 4. Ukmergė Population (2010): 26 974 Coordinates:  55°14′50″N 24°45′50″E
  5. 5. Coat of arms of Ukmergė city. Coat of Arms of Ukmergė 1792
  6. 6. The monument to the restoration of Lithuania's independence, "Lithuania Restituta" first built in 1930, destroyed by Soviets, rebuilt in 1990. 
  7. 7. The church of a Saint Peter and Paul
  8. 8. Gymnasium of Antanas Smetona
  9. 9. Jonas Basanavichius gimnasium
  10. 10. Center of Ukmergė city
  11. 11. Cranes aplikations by the Lithuanian flag colores
  12. 12. “The batle” between “Russians” and “Frenchmans” begun soon.
  13. 13. The castle mound
  14. 14. The church of saint Trinity
  15. 15. The old town
  16. 16. The water rook from 1930
  17. 17. “Wolf-girl” - legend of city name
  18. 18. Vienuolyno street reconstruction
  19. 19. Šventoji /Shventoy/ river
  20. 20. • 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

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