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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



town and administrative center of Anikščiai Raion, Lithuanian SSR. Located on both banks of the Sventoji River (Nemunas basin). Anikščiai has a railroad station on the Panevėžis-Ŝvenčioneliai line. Its population is about 7,000 (1968). In Anikščiai there is a winery making fruit and berry wines, a felting and fulling mill, a construction materials factory, and a creamery. There is a people’s theater and the Memorial Museum of the Writer A. Vėnuolis. Anikščiai was founded in the 15th century.

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