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State : Lithuania Lithuania
District : Utena
Rajong municipality : Utena
Coordinates : 55 ° 30 ′  N , 25 ° 36 ′  E Coordinates: 55 ° 30 ′  N , 25 ° 36 ′  E
Area (place) : 15.1  km²
Community area : 1,229  km²
Inhabitants (place) : 31,940 (2010)
Population density : 2,115 inhabitants per km²
Inhabitant (municipality) : 48,378 (2007)
Population density : 39 inhabitants per km²
Time zone : EET (UTC + 2)
Telephone code : (+370) 349
Postal code : 28001
Status: Rajong Parish
Structure : 1 city office (core city),
9 further administrative districts
Mayor : Alvydas Katinas
( Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija )
Website :
Utena (Lithuania)

Listen to Utena ? / I (German: Utenen , Polish Uciana ) is the core city of the same name Rajongemeinde in northeastern Lithuania . The city forms its own municipal office ( miesto seniūnija ) in the municipality and is the administrative seat of the Utena district . The city has around 33,000 inhabitants, the Rajongemeinde Utena 48,000. Audio file / audio sample

Economy and Transport

Utena is not far from the borders with Latvia and Belarus on the Warsaw ( Poland ) - Kaunas - Daugavpils (Latvia) - Saint Petersburg ( Russia ) highway and is the location of a nationally important brewery called "Utenos".



The Ascension Church and the Church of Divine Providence are located in the village .


About seven kilometers northwest of the place is the park "Vyžuonėlių", which was declared a Lithuanian natural monument in 1958. In it stands the studio house of the painter Marianne von Werefkin . It is part of an ensemble of richly decorated wooden houses that are still preserved today, built in the typical folkloric style of Abramzewo . They were once the center of the Werefkin family estate. They called the estate "Blagodat", bliss. Werefkin's father had it - which at that time also included the Vyzuonélés, Mediniai and Mazelizkiai estates, the Skaistasilis forest and the Lukuo lake - received it from Tsar Alexander II as a present in 1879 for special military services. The young painter spent the summer months there, was visited by her admirer Ilja Repin and introduced Alexej Jawlensky to oil painting before she moved with him to Munich.


In Utena there is a university ( Kolleg Utena ), 3 high schools and a youth school (a middle school), 4 secondary schools, 2 elementary schools, 5 schools-kindergartens; a music school in Utena and a center for special education and special employment (special education).



In Utena there are some large companies such as Utenos alus (brewery) and Utenos trikotažas (textiles).

sons and daughters of the town

Rajong Parish

The district community of Utena ( Utenos rajono savivaldybė ) includes the city of Utena, 8 towns, 592 villages. The Rajongemeinde is divided into 10 offices.


  • Bodo Thöns: Discover Lithuania, Europe's new center in the Baltic States. Berlin 2006, p. 253 f

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.miestai.net/forumas/showthread.php?t=10130
  2. Balys Juodzevičius, Gubernatoriaus dvaras, Utenis, October 22 and 29, 1994
  3. S. Kubickienė Vyžuonėlių Dvaras Utenis, July 12, 1994

Web links

Commons : Utena  - collection of images, videos and audio files