|Municipality||Alytus district municipality|
|Capital of||Simnas eldership|
|First mentioned||17th century|
|Granted city rights||1626|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Simnas was first mentioned in written sources in 1494 as Simnas manor, owned by grand duke of Lithuania. In 1520 construction started of renaissance styled Simnas Church, which is the oldest currently heritage listed building in Suvalkija.
In 1626 duke Sigismund Vasa granted Simnas Magdeburg rights which it lost in 1776. First parish school in the town was founded in 18th century, while 19th century seen Simnas rise as an important local merchant hub.
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