Šalčininkai


Šalčininkai (pronunciation , Polish: Soleczniki, Yiddish: סאָלעטשניק Solechnik, Belarusian: Салечнікі) is a town in Vilnius County, Lithuania, situated south-east of Vilnius, near the border with Belarus.

Šalčininkai

Soleczniki
Town
City centre with monument to Adam Mickiewicz
Coat of arms
Šalčininkai
Location of Šalčininkai
Coordinates: 54°19′0″N 25°23′0″E
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionDzūkija
County Vilnius County
MunicipalityŠalčininkai district municipality
EldershipŠalčininkai eldership
Capital ofŠalčininkai district municipality
Šalčininkai eldership
First mentioned1311
Granted town rights1956
Population
 (2020)
  Total6,715
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Šalčininkai attained the town status in 1956 and is now a capital of the Šalčininkai district municipality. Šalčininkai features a multi-ethnic population of Poles (72%), Lithuanians (13%), Russians (7%), Belarusians (4%).[1] Šalčininkai contains the highest percentage number of Poles of any town in Lithuania. The town's coat of arms, designed by Arvydas Každailis, shows three hazelnuts symbolizing solidarity of the population. Polish pole vaulting Olympic champion Władysław Kozakiewicz was born in the town.

Notable people


Twin towns – sister cities


Šalčininkai is twinned with:[2]

References


  1. Soleczniki at Nowe Miasto Lubawskie official website
  2. "Tarptautinis bendradarbiavimas". salcininkai.lt (in Lithuanian). Šalčininkų rajono savivaldybė. Retrieved 2021-04-02.