Trakai (Trakai ) (see names section for alternative and historic names) is a historic city and lake resort in Lithuania. It lies 28 kilometres (17 miles) west of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Because of its proximity to Vilnius, Trakai is a popular tourist destination. Trakai is the administrative centre of Trakai district municipality. The town covers 497.1 square kilometres (191.9 square miles) of area and, according to 2007 estimates, is inhabited by 5,357[1] people. A notable feature of Trakai is that the town was built and preserved by people of different nationalities. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles lived here.

Bridge and Castle of Trakai
Location of Trakai
Coordinates: 54°38′0″N 24°56′0″E
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionDzūkija
County Vilnius County
MunicipalityTrakai district municipality
EldershipTrakai eldership
Capital ofTrakai district municipality
Trakai eldership
First mentioned1337
Granted city rights1409
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)