About us

Elektrėnai Tourism Information Center is a place where you will receive the necessary information about tourism objects, entertainment and cultural events.

 

  • The first inhabitants - people settled on the shores of Old Anykšta, Pukinina, Jagudis and several smaller lakes already in the Stone Age.
  • 1348 The Battle of Streva - a dozen kilometers from the working town of Elektrėnai, near Streva, a huge battle took place in which several thousand Lithuanians died, including one of Gediminas's sons - Narimantas.
  • in 1961 The creation of the city of Elektrėnai started - the coat of arms of Elektrėnai decided to depict a stylized lightning bolt and two eight-pointed stars, which symbolize the new city of Elektrėnai and the disappeared old villages.
  • 1961-1962 The first school was established.
  • 1962 House of Culture.
  • 1962 Sports club "Energija" - the most popular sports: ice hockey, figure skating, sailing, judo, handball, checkers, chess, kayaking and canoeing, water skiing and bocce sports.
  • 1965 Hospital
  • 1976 Ice palace
  • 2004 - 2007 Public library​
  • 1961 The Streva river was dammed during the construction of the Elektrėnai marios - thermal power plant. in 1961 when the water of the river started to rise, it flooded Anykšta, Jagudis and Puikinas lakes, which merged into a huge pond, now called Elektrėnai lagoon.
  • Mayor of Elektrėnai municipality - Kęstutis Vaitukaitis
  • The population of Elektrėnai municipality is 25,520
  • Area of ​​the municipality (ha) - 51.00
  • The municipality of Elektrėnai includes eight districts: Elektrėnai, Vievio, Semeliškių, Kietaviškii, Kazokiškii, Gilučių, Pastrėvii, Beizioni.

Traditional events

  • Since 1968 - Jazz Youth - the first jazz festival "Youth 68" took place in Lithuania.
  • The "Person of the Year" election - a celebratory evening organized every year - is awarded to the most deserving people of the municipality.
  • Since 1971​ "Running around the lagoon"​.
  • Since 2012, the hike " Zhalio Velnio takais" - the hike is intended to honor Jonas Misiūnas, the commander of the partisans of the Great Kovo district - Green Devil, and the partisans of this district.
  • Since 2015, Elektrėnai Rally - a rally that unites the most beautiful areas of the municipality and gathers a large number of people.

Personalities

  • Pranas Noreika​ - the title of honorary citizen of Elektrėnai municipality was awarded for special services to the city of Elektrėnai.
  • Stasys Žlibinas - the poet was awarded the title of honorary citizen of the municipality of Elektrėnai for popularizing the city of Elektrėnai.
  • Monsignor Jonas Sabaliauskas​ - the title of honorary citizen of the municipality of Elektrėnai was awarded for mobilizing the community for active activities.
  • Dainius Pulauskas​ - a composer who created more than 1000 arrangements for symphony orchestra, brass orchestra, big band, chamber orchestra, string quartet, jazz group, folklore ensemble.
  • Gintaras Rinkevičius - one of the most famous conductors in Lithuania today, winner of the National Prize Gintaras Rinkevičius, LMTA professor, founder of the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, artistic director and chief conductor.
  • Joroslavas Cechanovičius​ - Šiauliai city artistic director and chief conductor of the big band of the "Saulė" concert institution.
  • Tadas Šumskas - composer, arranger, conductor, professor. Awarded the Order "For Merit to Lithuania" medal and other awards.
  • Donatas Vēželis - professional Lithuanian sports dance dancer. Gold medal winner of the European Show Show Standard Dance Championship in Vienna.
  • Darius Kasparaitis - one of the most titled Lithuanian ice hockey players.
  • Dainius Zubrus is the only Lithuanian playing in the North American National Hockey League.
  • Martynas Gudelis - a writer who published the novel "Skynimai dega", in which he described the fire that destroyed half of the village of Gilučiai.
  • Juozas Kralikauskas - writer from the diaspora, author of historical novels.
  • Juozas Kundrotas - writer, born and raised in the vicinity of Gilučiai.
  • Sofija Pšibiliauskienė - Lazdynų Pelėda​ - writer, wrote the short story "Mistake" while living in Vievi.