The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city and the administrative center of Širvintos Raion, Lithuanian SSR. Širvintos is located 48 km northwest of Vilnius on the Vilnius-Riga highway. The city has a butter factory and a swine-raising complex.
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