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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg map, 1581
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map, 1581

Facts in brief:

Located at the confluence of the Neris & Vilnia rivers; was important center by 1128 when it was first documented; capital of Lithuania under Grand Duke Gediminas in 1323, destroyed by Teutonic Knights in 1377; had important Jewish community before WW II.

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