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Elektr?nai
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Coat of arms of Elektr?nai
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Elektr?nai is located in Lithuania
Elektr?nai
Elektr?nai
Location of Elektr?nai
Coordinates: 54°47?10?N 24°39?40?E / 54.78611°N 24.66111°E / 54.78611; 24.66111Coordinates: 54°47?10?N 24°39?40?E / 54.78611°N 24.66111°E / 54.78611; 24.66111
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Auk?taitija
County Vilnius County flag.svg Vilnius County
Municipality Elektr?nai Municipality
Eldership Elektr?nai Eldership
Capital of Elektr?nai Municipality
Elektr?nai Eldership
Established 1961
Granted city rights 1962
Population (2010)
 o Total 13,664
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 o Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Elektr?nai (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city of about 14,000 inhabitants in Lithuania; since 2000 it has been the capital of the Elektr?nai Municipality. It is situated between the two largest cities in Lithuania - Vilnius and Kaunas.

History

Elektr?nai is one of the newest towns of Lithuania, having been established during the Soviet times as the living space for workers of the nearby power plant. The name of the new town was derived from word "elektrin?" (English: electric plant). Most of the buildings in Elektr?nai are large monolith housing projects built during the Soviet times and there are no historical buildings. The town, however, is close to Elektr?nai Reservoir, an artificial lake that was created in order to cool down the Elektr?nai Power Plant. The water is several degrees warmer than water at the other nearby lakes.

Retail

There are several supermarkets (Norfa XXL, Maxima XX, Iki, as well as a discounter (IKI Cento) in Elektr?nai.[1]

Ice hockey

Elektr?nai is well known for its ice hockey tradition. For a rather long period of time Elektr?nai was the only city in Lithuania with a well-equipped skating rink. Two National Hockey League players - Darius Kasparaitis and Dainius Zubrus - were born in the town and trained by Aleksey Nikiforov, a famous coach who currently resides in Long Island. Its local ice hockey team, Energija, play in the Vysshaya Liga, the second-highest league in Belarus. Inhabitants of Elektr?nai make up a considerable part of the national ice hockey team.

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References

  1. ^ [1] Retai.net: Rimi Baltic opened its 100th discounter

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