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Utena is a city in north-east Lithuania. It is the administrative center of Utena district and Utena County. Utena is one of the oldest settlements of Lithuania. The name of the city is most probably derived from a hydronym. The name of the settlement has been known since 1261.Utena is an industrial city. It is known for its clothing, food and beverage factories. In recent years, however, streets, public squares and large areas of the parks in the city were reconstructed and Utena is now a more attractive for recreation and tourism. In 2007, Utena won a Silver Award in category B (towns with a population 10,001 - 50,000) of the International Awards for Liveable Communities, held in London.The anniversary of Utena City used to be held on the last weekend of September each year. However, since 2013 the anniversary has been moved to the first weekend of September to take advantage of better weather conditions.GeographyUtena is located in northeastern Lithuania. The city covers 15,1 km² and is the 8th largest city by size in Lithuania. Four rivers cross the city territory: Vyžuona, Krašuona, Vieša and Utenėlė. There are also two lakes in Utena, Dauniškis and Vyžuonaitis.The lowest temperature ever recorded in Lithuania occurred in Utena (-42,9 °C in 1956-02-01).DistrictsThe city is divided into 10 districts: Aukštakalnis Ąžuolija Centras (Center) Dauniškis Pramonės rajonas (Industrial district) Rašė Vyturiai Šilinė Grybeliai KrašuonaUtena is in Utena County. In the build up to your vacation in Utena, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Lithuania journey planning app .
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