Trakai Destrict Municipality

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Trakai Destrict Municipality
Trakų rajono savivaldybė
Municipality

Coat of arms
Location o Trakai destrict municipality
Kintra  Lithuanie
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
Coonty Vilnius Coonty
Caipital Trakai
Elderships
Government
 • Mayor Edmundas Zenonas Malūkas
Area
 • Total 1,208 km2 (466 sq mi)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 37,400
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.trakai.lt

Trakai Destrict Municipality is ane o 60 municipalities in Lithuanie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Trakai destrict became significant early in its history due tae the Auld Trakai Castle built bi the Grand Duke Gediminas in the 13t century. Mony ither castles wur built in the aurie suin efter this ane, includin the Trakai Peninsula Castle an the Trakai Island Castle. For mony years, it haes been distinguished frae hintle o the rest o Lithuanie in haein ither ethnic groups such as Karaims, Tatars, Roushies an Poles livin in the vicinity.

Dounsets[eedit | eedit soorce]

Trakai Peninsula castle

Trakai wis a aurie hauldin great significance in the Grand Duchy o Lithuanie. The Trakai region began tae decline poleetically an economically in the 16t century. Durin the wars wi Roushie, Trakai wis continually attackit an razed. It haes been rebuilt an mony celebrations are held thare annually ance again. The ceety is aften portrayed on Lithuanie stamps acause o its brawness an illustrious history. It haes become an important destrict in Lithuanie ance again.

The biggest ceety in the destrict is Lentvaris, no Trakai, its caipital. Ither dounsets include Paluknys, Trakų Vokė, Dusmenys, an Rūdiškės. It borders the Vilnius Ceety municipality in the east.

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