Čekiškė is a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. In 2011, it had a population of 682.[1] The main town square formed where three roads converged. This dictated a radial plan for the town, which is now protected as a monument of urban architecture.[2]

Čekiškė
Town
Town square and church
Town square and church
Coat of arms of Čekiškė
Čekiškė is located in Lithuania
Čekiškė
Čekiškė
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 55°09′30″N 23°31′30″E / 55.15833°N 23.52500°E / 55.15833; 23.52500Coordinates: 55°09′30″N 23°31′30″E / 55.15833°N 23.52500°E / 55.15833; 23.52500
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
MunicipalityKaunas district municipality
EldershipČekiškė eldership
Capital ofČekiškė eldership
Population
 (2011)
 • Total682
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

HistoryEdit

On 22nd of July 1887 the fire in Čekiškė destroyed majority of the infrastructure with only 3 buildings remaining.[3] Majority of the population at the time were Jewish families.[4] After fire the Synagogue of Čekiškė was rebuilt and remained unchanged to this day, although not in use anymore.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Semaška, Algimantas (2006). Kelionių vadovas po Lietuvą: 1000 lankytinų vietovių norintiems geriau pažinti gimtąjį kraštą (in Lithuanian) (4th ed.). Vilnius: Algimantas. p. 246. ISBN 9986-509-90-4.
  3. ^ "Daugiakultūrės praeities liudininkės. Čekiškės sinagoga". bernardinai.lt/.
  4. ^ "Radijo dokumentika. Ciklas „Prarasti štetlai"". Lithuanian National Radio and Television.
  5. ^ "Čekiškės sinagogos pastatas". kvr.kpd.lt.

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