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Lithuania Cities by Population


102 cities shown of 102 total Lithuania cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Vilnius 542,366
2. Kaunas 374,643
3. Klaipeda 192,307
4. Siauliai 130,587
5. Panevezys 117,395
6. Alytus 70,747
7. Dainava (Kaunas) 70,000
8. Marijampole 47,613
9. Mazeikiai 41,309
10. Jonava 34,993
11. Utena 33,240
12. Kedainiai 31,980
13. Telsiai 30,098
14. Ukmerge 28,659
15. Visaginas 28,348
16. Taurage 27,662
17. Plunge 23,381
18. Kretinga 22,236
19. Silute 21,760
20. Radviliskis 19,914
21. Palanga 17,796
22. Druskininkai 17,791
23. Rokiskis 16,255
24. Gargzdai 15,949
25. Birzai 14,911
26. Kursenai 13,914
27. Garliava 13,809
28. Elektrenai 13,721
29. Jurbarkas 13,102
30. Vilkaviskis 13,011
31. Raseiniai 12,523
32. Anyksciai 11,958
33. Naujoji Akmene 11,922
34. Lentvaris 11,588
35. Grigiskes 11,555
36. Prienai 11,352
37. Joniskis 11,113
38. Kelme 10,626
39. Varena 10,304
40. Kaisiadorys 9,867
41. Pasvalys 8,510
42. Kupiskis 8,263
43. Zarasai 8,095
44. Skuodas 7,726
45. Sirvintos 7,321
46. Kazlu Ruda 7,247
47. Moletai 7,243
48. Salcininkai 6,891
49. Svencioneliai 6,790
50. Sakiai 6,613
51. Ignalina 6,421
52. Pabrade 6,375
53. Kybartai 6,355
54. Nemencine 6,062
55. Silale 6,026
56. Pakruojis 5,964
57. Svencionys 5,538
58. Trakai 5,530
59. Vievis 5,269
60. Lazdijai 4,975
61. Kalvarija 4,875
62. Ziezmariai 4,060
63. Eisiskes 3,809
64. Rietavas 3,737
65. Ariogala 3,653
66. Seduva 3,321
67. Venta 3,270
68. Birstonas 3,181
69. Akmene 3,026
70. Tytuveneliai 2,775
71. Rudiskes 2,616
72. Rusne 2,484
73. Neringa 2,380
74. Pagegiai 2,363
75. Vilkija 2,289
76. Vieksniai 2,212
77. Zagare 2,201
78. Ezerelis 2,051
79. Sventoji 2,000
80. Juodupe 1,989
81. Skaudvile 1,976
82. Kudirkos Naumiestis 1,961
83. Simnas 1,864
84. Gelgaudiskis 1,839
85. Salantai 1,829
86. Linkuva 1,719
87. Priekule 1,710
88. Veisiejai 1,654
89. Nida 1,650
90. Ramygala 1,637
91. Kulautuva 1,401
92. Jieznas 1,390
93. Zemaiciu Naumiestis 1,284
94. Virbalis 1,281
95. Daugai 1,279
96. Obeliai 1,247
97. Varniai 1,227
98. Seda 1,224
99. Vabalninkas 1,177
100. Baltoji Voke 1,071
101. Aukstadvaris 1,031
102. Dukstas 1,021





Lithuania History

The first written mention of Lithuania is found in a medieval German manuscript, the Quedlinburg Chronicle, on 14 February 1009. The Lithuanian lands were united by Mindaugas in 1236, and neighbouring countries referred to it as he state of Lithuania."" The official coronation of Mindaugas as King of Lithuania was on July 6, 1253, and the official recognition of Lithuanian statehood as the Kingdom of Lithuania."

During the early period of Vytautas the Great, the state occupied the territories of present-day Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia. By the end of the fourteenth century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe, and was also the only remaining pagan state. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania stretched across a substantial part of Europe, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Lithuanian nobility, city dwellers and peasants accepted Christianity in 1386, following Poland's offer of its crown to Jogaila, the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Grand Duke Jogaila was crowned King of Poland on February 2, 1386. Lithuania and Poland were joined into a personal union, as both countries were ruled by the same Gediminas branch, the Jagiellon dynasty.

In 1401, the formal union was dissolved as a result of disputes over legal terminology, and Vytautas, the cousin of Jogaila, became the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Thanks to close cooperation, the armies of Poland and Lithuania achieved a great victory over the Teutonic Knights in 1410 at the Battle of Grunwald, one of the largest battles of mediaeval Europe.

A royal crown had been bestowed upon Vytautas in 1429 by Sigismund, the Holy Roman Emperor, but Polish magnates prevented his coronation by seizing the crown as it was being brought to him. New attempts were made to send a crown, but a month later Vytautas died as the result of an accident.

As a result of the growing centralised power of the Grand Principality of Moscow, in 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single state called the PolishLithuanian Commonwealth. As a member of the Commonwealth, Lithuania retained its institutions, including a separate army, currency and statutory law which was digested in three Statutes of Lithuania. In 1795, the joint state was dissolved by the third Partition of the Commonwealth, which forfeited its lands to Russia, Prussia and Austria, under duress. Over ninety percent of Lithuania was incorporated into the Russian Empire and the remainder into Prussia. Between 1868 and 1914, approximately 635,000 people, almost 20% of the population, left Lithuania.







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