10 Interesting Facts About Tauragė

Facts About Tauragė

  1. The Population of Tauragė is 21,520 as of 2020.
  2. Tauragė received its city charter only in 1924 and its coat of arms in 1997.
  3. Tauragė is situated on the Jūra River, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast, and not far from the Baltic Sea coast.
  4. Tauragė was first mentioned in 1507.
  5. Tauragė is known for having one main football club FK Tauras Tauragė which was founded in 1922.
  6. Tauragė is twinned with: Bełchatów, Poland; Bytów, Poland; Karlovac, Croatia; Ostróda, Poland; Považská Bystrica, Slovakia; Riedstadt, Germany; Sovetsk, Russia; Ternopil, Ukraine & Zestaponi, Georgia.
  7. Tauragė is an industrial city in Lithuania, and the capital of Tauragė County.
  8. Tsar Alexander I of Russia signed an armistice with Napoleon I in Tauragė on June 21, 1807, that was soon to be followed with the Treaties of Tilsit.
  9. In Lithuanian, Tauragė is a conjunction of two words: Tauras which means “aurochs”, and ragas which means “horn”, hence the city’s coat of arms.
  10. Notable people who came from Tauragė: Ernestas Šetkus, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, Tauras Jogėla, Svajūnas Adomaitis, Edgaras Venckaitis, Rokas Giedraitis, Remigijus Šimašius & Solomon Levitan.
Facts About Tauragė

Facts About Tauragė

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