WELCOME TO PANEVĖŽYS ! Welcome to RSL Lithuanian International 2019!
The fifth largest city in Lithuania, the capital of Aukštaitija Ethnographic Region, the seventh largest city in the Baltics and the greenest city of Lithuania. You can easily guess: that is Panevėžys.
Panevėžys is situated halfway between two Baltic capitals- Vilnius (130 km) and Riga (150 km).
Panevėžys has a favorable geographic position and good communication potentials. VIA BALTICA highway connects the city to Scandinavia and Western European countries.
It occupies 50 square kilometers with more than 104 thousand inhabitants.
Panevėžys lies on the banks of the river Nevėžis, the sixth longest river in Lithuania. The river gave its name to the city itself. Senvagė (the Old River Bed) is considered the symbol of Panevėžys and is a famous place for leisure time and festivals.
Since a long time ago Panevėžys has been well known for its industrial production: cables, linen, decorative glass products, as well as international award-winning Kalanapilis Beer.
Some people think of Panevėžys as an industrial spot, some- as the city of Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre, some - as the city of the world famous International Ceramic Symposia; others- as the capital of cycling and Ultra Triathlon.
On the 6-9 of June, it will become the capital of badminton!
The best way of getting to know Panevėžys is to visit it. You are most welcome to a green, compact and cozy city!