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Ukmerge, with a population of 28,000, is one of the oldest Lithuanian settlements being mentioned in historical sources from 1225. The town is situated at the junction of four major routes in central Lithuania near the confluence of the Vilkmergele and Sventoji rivers.

A small delegation visited Lithuania during May 2008 to explore the creation of twinning links between Worcester and Ukmerge. The delegation received very warm hospitality and were treated to guided tours of the town and singing, musical and dancing displays from children and local arts groups.

A small party from Ukmerge visited Worcester during the 2008 Christmas Fayre weekend and were entertained by the Twinning Association and the Lithuanian Consul, Keith Stokes-Smith. The Mayor of Worcester provided hospitality for the party with tea and cakes in the Mayor's parlour, showed them the Mayoral treasures and took them on a tour of the Guildhall and dungeons.

Worcester City Council approved the creation of a new twinning partnership with Ukmerge in July 2010 and a twinning agreement was signed by the Mayors of the two cities on 23rd May 2011.

For further information email: Ukmerge Secretary