Brief information about the Panevėžys

Panevėžys Panevėžys (Lithuanian pronunciation: [pɐnʲɛvʲeːˈʑiːs] , Latin: Panevezen, Polish: Poniewież, Yiddish: פּאָנעװעזש‎ Ponevezh) see also other names, is the fifth largest city in Lithuania. As of 2011, it occupied 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi) with 113,653 inhabitants.

As defined by Eurostat, the population of Panevėžys functional urban area, that stretches beyond the city limits, is estimated at 127,471 (as of 2017)The largest multifunctional arena in Panevėžys, Cido Arena, hosted the Eurobasket 2011 group matches. The town is still widely known, if indirectly, in the Jewish world, for the eponymous Ponevezh Yeshiva.