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Coat o airms o Vievis
Coat o airms
Vievis is locatit in Lithuania
Location o Vievis
Coordinates: 54°46′30″N 24°48′30″E / 54.77500°N 24.80833°E / 54.77500; 24.80833
Kintra  Lithuanie
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
Coonty Vilnius Coonty
Municipality Elektrėnai Municipality
Eldership Vievis eldership
Caipital o Vievis eldership
First mentioned 1539
Granted city rights 1950
Population (2005)
 • Tot 5,246
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vievis (Aboot this soondpronunciation ) is a smaw ceety in Elektrėnai Municipality, Lithuanie. It is locatit 14 km east o Elektrėnai. The ceety is surroondit bi Loch Vievis.

In 1522 year the Vievis manor, in 1539 year - toun, which belangit tae Ogiński faimily, wis mentioned. In the first hauf o 16t century the first Catholic kirk wis built thare.

Aboot 1600, Ogiński faimily built a Uniate kirk an foondit the Abbey o the Holy Spirit (Lithuanie: Šventosios dvasios). At the beginnin o the 17t century a printin press wis establisht near the abbey, notable for printin beuks bi various Protestant Calvinist scholars.[1]

In 1794 an 1812, the kirk burned doun an wis rebuilt in 1816. In 1837 an Orthodox kirk wis built.

In the period atween Warld War I an Warld War II, Vievis was near the dividing line between Lithuanie an Poland. The toun uised tae be amang those wi the lairgest Pols population, wi roughly 77% inhabitants identifeein thairsels as Poles. In 2011 census, anerly 10.9% o inhabitants identifee'd thairsels as Poles as well as 3.74% Roushies an 82.56% Lithuanies.[2]

The 17t century printin press became the raison why a 1970s samizdat jurnal "Lustra dzion" editit bi Vincuk Viačorka citit "Jewie" as the place o its publishin (even tho it wis in fact publisht in Minsk).[3] The printin press is featured on the modren coat o airms o the ceety an aw, adoptit in 1999.

The Lithuanie Road Museum is in the ceety.

An 1843 Eastren Orthodox Kirk in Vievis

Notes an references[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (in Pols) (in Roushie) (in Belaroushie) Mikałaj Pačkajeŭ (2003). "Epoka reformacji i kontrreformacji". Historia Litheranorum Alboruthenorum sive Zarys Historyczny Kościoła Luterańskiego na Białorusi od zarania reformacji aż do czasów obecnych. Mikałaj Pačkajeŭ. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  2. "Lithuania 2011 Census". Lietuvos statistikos departamentas. 2011. 
  3. (in Pols) Ośrodek Karta (corporate author) (2000?). ""Lustra Dzion" (Zwierciadło Codzienności)". Słownik dysydentów. Karta. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2008-03-16.  Check date values in: |year= (help)