The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city and the administrative center of Švenčionys Raion, Lithuanian SSR. Švenčionys is located 86 km northeast of Vilnius. Industry is represented by a garment factory, a pharmaceutical factory for the processing of medicinal plants, and a butter factory. The city has a museum of local lore.

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