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?nipi?k?s
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Country Lithuania
CountyVilnius County flag.svg Vilnius County
MunicipalityVilnius city municipality
Area
 o Total3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 o Total15,342
 o Density4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

?nipi?k?s (also known as New City Centre) is a neighborhood in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Located on the north bank of the river Neris, it is the site of Vilnius' new business district. Several skyscrapers and the Europa Tower business center have been erected since the turn of the millennium. Although until recently the area was just a small village north of Vilnius proper, it continues to be expanded with plans for modern commercial and apartment complexes. ?nipi?k?s is also home to the Kalvarijos Market.

History

In 19th-20th century, ?nipi?k?s was a suburban settlement, named after a rich merchant ?nipis, who was gifted these plots of land from Grand Duke Vytautas.

In the past, ?nipi?k?s had a synagogue and a working cemetery.

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Its alternative names in other languages include: Polish: Snipiszki:; Yiddish: ?‎.[1]

References

  1. ^ "?nipi?k?s, Lithuania". JewishGen. Retrieved 2016.



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