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Facts About Ukmergė
The city took its original name Vilkmergė from the Vilkmergėlė River, which was initially called Vilkmergė and assumed a diminutive form after the growth of the settlement.
Ukmergė was first mentioned in 1225, and named as a settlement in 1333.
Ukmergė is twinned with Ashmyany, Belarus; Bad Langensalza, Germany; Cologno al Serio, Italy; Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine; Kiskunmajsa, Hungary; Herrljunga, Sweden; Līvāni, Latvia; Mariestad, Sweden; Pionersky, Russia; Põlva, Estonia; Svislach, BelarusTarnowo Podgórne, Poland; Tsalenjikha, Georgia; Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Germany; Västra Götaland County, Sweden; Wetteraukreis, Germany; Worcester, England, United Kingdom & Zhodzina, Belarus.
The Population of is Ukmergė 20,154, as of 2020.
The original name has been adopted by the local soccer team, “Vilkmergė Ukmergė” as well as popular HBH Vilkmergė beer.
Ukmergė is a city in Vilnius County, Lithuania, located 48 miles northwest of Vilnius.
In 1918, after Lithuania declared its independence, the city’s name was changed from Vilkmergė to Ukmergė.