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John of Nepomuk sculpture
John of Nepomuk sculpture
Coat of arms of Molėtai
Coat of arms
Molėtai is located in Lithuania
Location of Molėtai
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Utena County
Municipality Molėtai district municipality
Capital of Molėtai district municipality
First mentioned 1387 Feb. 17[1]
Granted city rights 1539
Population (2013)
 • Total 6,302
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Molėtai (   , Polish: Malaty) is a city in north eastern Lithuania. One of the oldest settlements in Lithuania, it is a popular resort for the inhabitants of Vilnius. According to the 2013 census, it had 6,302 inhabitants.

The town is located about 60 km (37 mi) north of Vilnius and 30 km (19 mi) south of Utena. It was first mentioned as a private property of the bishop of Vilnius. In modern times the city has Molėtai Astronomical Observatory, the only such facility in Lithuania. And Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology - the first such type of museum in the world.

External links

  • Molėtai tourist information centre (Places of interest)
  • Virtual Tour of Molėtai
  • (Lithuanian) Town's homepage


  1. ^ Jogaila (17 Feb 1387). "F6-1. Lenkijos karaliaus ir Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio Jogailos privilegija Vilniaus katedrai" (in Latina). Vilnius, Lithuania. Retrieved 11 Sep 2013. 

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