[20], Historian Romas Batūra identifies the city with Voruta, one of the castles of Mindaugas, crowned in 1253 as King of Lithuania. [184][185] Prime Minister also has a right to a residence in Turniškės district during term in office. Youth unemployment (13.3%) and the rate of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET, at 9.1%) were below the EU average in 2017. [344] Lewkenor mentions that citizens of Vilnius included Catholics, Orthodox, followers of John Calvin and Martin Luther, Jews and Tartar Muslims. [159] Prominent Lithuanian clothing designer Juozas Statkevičius usually organizes his collections presentations in Vilnius. [177], Vilnius district has a multinational population, of which 52% are Poles, 33% are Lithuanians and the rest of 16% are Russians, Belarusians and other nationalities residents (e.g. Primary and lower secondary education is mandatory in Lithuania. Until the 16th century the city was mostly inhabited by Lithuanians and Ruthenians, however the German merchants, artisans, Jews (since the 14th century; later had their qahal till 1845) and the Tartars (since 1397) also settled down in Vilnius. Romuva established a Vilnius branch in 1991. Jonas Žemaitis). [22] According to the Russian Empire Census of 1897, Vilnius had 154,532 residents and later grown to 205,300 residents in 1909, while the Vilna Governorate had 1,561,713 residents in 1897. [289], Jonas Kubilius, long-term rector of the Vilnius University is known for works in Probabilistic number theory, Kubilius model, Theorem of Kubilius and Turán–Kubilius inequality bear his name. [335], Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka), located in Gediminas Avenue and founded in 1919, is a national cultural institution which collects, organizes and preserves Lithuania's written cultural heritage content, develops the collection of Lithuanian and foreign documents relevant to research, educational and cultural needs of Lithuania, and provides library information services to the public. On 28 October 1939, the Red Army withdrew from the city to its suburbs (to Naujoji Vilnia) and Vilnius was given over to Lithuania. The variety of preserved churches and former palaces of the Lithuanian nobility especially constitutes the Vilnius multicultural heritage. [254] According to a prominent researcher of Vilnius history Antanas Čaplinskas, who researched the surnames of Vilnius residents in the archive documents of the city, the oldest surviving surnames of Vilnius residents are undoubtedly Lithuanian. [21], Major growth of Vilnius as the centre and capital of the medieval state is attributed to the 14th century reign of Grand Duke Gediminas whose sent letters to the Western Europe invited knights, merchants, doctors, craftspeople and others to come to the Grand Duchy to practice their trades and faith without restriction. Especially in the 16th–17th centuries, Vilnius was called the ‘New Babylon’ because of the many languages spoken there as well as its many religions (there were various Christian communities as well as Jews and a Muslim Tatar community). [366] It is a venue for concerts, festivals, and exhibitions. The city underwent a period of expansion. [263] Though, following the Soviet–Lithuanian Mutual Assistance Treaty in 1939, Lithuania recovered the Vilnius Region and made efforts to Lithuanize Vilnius by the introduction of Lithuanian laws. 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The centre is a non-collection based institution committed to developing a broad range of international and Lithuanian exhibition projects as well as presenting a wide range of public programmes including lectures, seminars, performances, film and video screenings, and live new music events. The secret protocols of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact had partitioned Lithuania and Poland into German and Soviet spheres of interest. [22][248], Around 1000 years AD, the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia Rivers was densely populated by the Striped Ceramics culture, which had a half a hectare fortified settlement on the Gediminas' Hill. [168][170], Chief City Administrator was vaitas (a Grand Duke of Lithuania vicegerent in the city). In addition, our office is in the very heart of Vilnius old town, having the president of Lithuania just a few meters away! [255], Later, following the invitation of Grand Duke Gediminas, merchants and craftsmen began to move to Vilnius from the cities of the German Hanseatic League, France, Italy and Spain, and replaced the Lithuanian surnames with German, Polish, and Russian surnames. Can't-miss spots to dine, drink, and feast. Once widely known as Yerushalayim De Lita (the "Jerusalem of Lithuania"), Vilnius, since the 18th century, was a world centre for the study of the Torah, and had a large Jewish population. This government quickly self-disbanded. This city will be the capital of the Lithuanian lands and the dwelling of their rulers, and the glory of their deeds shall echo throughout the world." [98], Many prominent art galleries are located in Vilnius. The performances incorporated the principles of socialist realism and a number of revolutionary plays were staged by the Russian authors. [352], Since the Christianization of Lithuania in 1387, Vilnius had become one of the main centres of Christianity in Lithuania and a Christian pilgrimage site. At the Royal Mausoleum Grand Duke Alexander Jagiellon, Queen Elizabeth of Austria, Barbara Radziwiłł, heart of the Grand Duke Władysław IV Vasa are buried. [177], Vilnius district has the highest terrains of Lithuania – Aukštojas, Juozapinė and Kruopinė Hills, which are raised over 290 metres above sea level and are considered very high in the country's flatlands. Kaip tai atrodys? Throughout the 17th century Vilnius had a reputation as a city which had no rivals in Europe in the number of churches of different confessions. ", "Laurynas Gucevičius: kaip formavosi žymiausio architekto vardas", "Vilnius. presidents) live there and most of the larger private houses costs millions of euros. [274], Vilnius Industrial Park is located 18.5 kilometres from the city and its land is intended for commercial, industrial use. Easter palms (Lithuanian: Verbos) are one of the most recognizable symbols of the fair. Constitution of 3 May 1791 and the Great Sejm Lithuanian manuscripts, Kościuszko Uprising Lithuanian notes). [89], The climate of Vilnius is humid continental (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The performances were played in Latin, however elements of the Lithuanian language were also included in intermediates and prologues, and some of the works were Lithuanian themed (e.g. Vilnius and Kaunas counties offer better labour market opportunities than other counties, and this drives the internal interregional migration. [376] In addition to this, there are twenty-seven 4 stars hotels. Vilnius district has over 100,000 residents. [127], Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris is the biggest and most important cinema event in Lithuania with international guests and thousands of visitors. The 17th century brought a number of setbacks. [177], Palm Sunday is widely celebrated in the district and the unique and colorful Vilnius' Easter palms (verbos) are made there from dried flowers and herbs. 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Šimašius Team "For Vilnius, which we are proud of" – 17 seats, A. Zuokas and Vilnius Citizens Coalition "Happy Vilnius" – 10 seats, Vilnius is classified as a city-state in the turn-based strategy games, Vilnius is a province and a capital city in the grand strategy game, Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania in the turn-based strategy game, This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 11:06. [414][415] There also are 8 polyclinics, the Medical Centre of the Ministry of the Interior and a number of private health care facilities in the city. [103] One branch of it, the Vilnius Picture Gallery in the Old Town, houses a collection of Lithuanian art from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century. In 2015, the project of Vilnius Talking Statues was realized. The largest and oldest is Vilnius University with 19,768 students. There are 1163 villages and 5 towns (Nemenčinė, Bezdonys, Maišiagala, Mickūnai and Šumskas) in the district. [254] Pagan Lithuanians mostly lived at the northern foot of Gediminas' Hill and in the Crooked Castle. Jewish life in Vilnius was destroyed during the Holocaust; there is a memorial stone dedicated to victims of Nazi genocide in the centre of the former Jewish Ghetto – now Mėsinių Street. [22][29] Though, after the rebels defeat, Vilnius was incorporated into the Russian Empire and was its third largest city in the beginning of the 19th century. During Russian rule, the city walls were destroyed, and by 1805 only the Gate of Dawn remained. In 1939, the Lithuanian authorities renamed it to Milda. The country’s future was decided by other states when it was occupied in June of 1940 by the Soviets, and later annexed. Church architecture includes Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical styles, with important examples of each found in the Old Town. However, in other regions employment opportunities remain scarce. The country's rapid convergence is mainly fuelled by two regions – the capital region of Vilnius and Kaunas County – producing 42% and 20% of the national GDP, respectively. On average, 298,000-square-metre (3,210,000 sq ft) or 3,246 flats are built each year. There are over 60 bus, 18 trolleybus, 6 rapid bus and 6 night bus routes. From the late 1940s on Vilnius began to grow again, following an influx of Lithuanians, Poles and Belarusians from neighbouring regions within Lithuania as well as neighbouring region of Grodno and from other more remote areas of the Soviet Union (particularly Russia, Belarus and Ukraine). One could say – the whole being. [122][123], The biggest book fair in Baltic states is annually held in Vilnius at LITEXPO, the Baltic's biggest exhibition centre. The first textbook of music in Lithuania – The Art and Practice of Music (Latin: Ars et praxis musica) was issued in Vilnius by Žygimantas Liauksminas in 1667. 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