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Municipalities of Lithuania is the second-level administrative division of Lithuania. The first-level division consists of 10 counties (Lithuanian: singular – apskritis, plural – apskritys) that are further sub-divided into 60 municipalities (Lithuanian: singular – savivaldybė, plural – savivaldybės). There are three types of municipalities:

  • District municipalities (Lithuanian: rajono savivaldybė) – there are 43 district municipalities that roughly correspond to districts that existed under the Soviet rule. It is quite common to refer to these as simply districts because the word "municipality" was only added in 1994. These districts were created as a local version of raions.
  • City municipalities (Lithuanian: miesto savivaldybė) – there are 8 city municipalities. Six of these are based on the 6 largest cities. These 6 cities are also capitals of their corresponding district municipalities, thus these city municipalities could correspond to urban municipalities, while the district municipalities are rural. The special status of Visaginas city municipality (based on the 13th largest city) can be explained by the fact that the majority of the residents are Russians. Palanga city municipality is called this despite actually including a group of popular sea resorts rather than a single city.
  • Municipalities – there are 9 municipalities created in 2000 by "Municipalities Reform Act." They do not contain either "city" or "district" in their name. Neringa municipality existed before as Neringa city municipality.

All municipalities, with three exceptions, Klaipėda district municipality (capital Gargždai), Akmenė district municipality (capital Naujoji Akmenė) and Neringa municipality (capital Nida), are named after their capitals. Municipalities are further sub-divided into more than 500 elderates (Lithuanian: singular – seniūnija, plural – seniūnijos). For more information, see Subdivisions of Lithuania.

Map

This map shows counties as well as municipalities. Eight city municipalities and two municipality are marked by numbers: Municipalities in Lithuania.png

1 – Vilnius city municipality
2 – Kaunas city municipality
3 – Klaipėda city municipality

4 – Panevėžys city municipality
5 – Šiauliai city municipality
6 – Alytus city municipality

7 – Birštonas municipality
8 – Palanga city municipality
9 – Visaginas city municipality
10 – Neringa municipality

List

# Municipality County Capital Area (km²)[1] Area (rank) Pop. (2008)[1] Pop. (rank) Density (2008)[1] Density (rank)
1
Naujoji Akmene COA.gif
Akmenė district municipality
Šiauliai County Naujoji Akmenė 844 43 27,744 44 32.9 27–28
2
Alytus city COA.gif
Alytus city municipality
Alytus County Alytus 40 60 68,304 9 1,707.6 4
3
Alytus district COA.gif
Alytus district municipality
Alytus County Alytus[2] 1,404 20 31,073 37 22.1 46
4
Anyksciai COA.gif
Anykščiai district municipality
Utena County Anykščiai 1,765 6 32,137 36 18.2 54
5
Birstonas COA.gif
Birštonas municipality
Kaunas County Birštonas 124 53 5,261 59 42.4 18
6
Birzai COA.gif
Biržai district municipality
Panevėžys County Biržai 1,476 16 33,011 34 22.4 44
7
Druskininkai COA.gif
Druskininkai municipality
Alytus County Druskininkai 454 49 24,341 47 53.6 13
8
Elektrenai COA.gif
Elektrėnai municipality
Vilnius County Elektrėnai 509 48 27,911 43 54.8 11–12
9
Ignalina COA.gif
Ignalina district municipality
Utena County Ignalina 1,447 18 20,147 52 13.9 59
10
Coat of arms of Jonava (Lithuania).svg
Jonava district municipality
Kaunas County Jonava 944 40 51,745 14 54.8 11–12
11
Coat of arms of Joniskis.svg
Joniškis district municipality
Šiauliai County Joniškis 1,152 34 30,123 40 26.1 36–38
12
Jurbarkas COA.gif
Jurbarkas district municipality
Tauragė County Jurbarkas 1,507 13 35,158 32 23.3 43
13
Kaisiadorys COA.gif
Kaišiadorys district municipality
Kaunas County Kaišiadorys 1,087 36 35,905 31 33 26
14
Kalvarija COA.gif
Kalvarija municipality
Marijampolė County Kalvarija 441 50 13,407 56 30.4 31
15
Kaunas city COA.gif
Kaunas city municipality
Kaunas County Kaunas 157 52 355,586 2 2,264.9 2
16
Kaunas district COA.gif
Kaunas district municipality
Kaunas County Kaunas[2] 1,496 14 86,701 7 58 10
17
Kazlu Ruda COA.gif
Kazlų Rūda municipality
Marijampolė County Kazlų Rūda 555 46 14,497 55 26.1 36–38
18
Kedainiai COA.gif
Kėdainiai district municipality
Kaunas County Kėdainiai 1,677 10 63,033 11 37.6 24
19
Kelmes-herbas.svg
Kelmė district municipality
Šiauliai County Kelmė 1,705 8 38,057 27 22.3 45
20
Klaipeda city COA.gif
Klaipėda city municipality
Klaipėda County Klaipėda 98 54 184,657 3 1,884.3 3
21
Gargzdai COA.gif
Klaipėda district municipality
Klaipėda County Gargždai 1,336 23 50,617 16 37.9 23
22
Kretinga COA.gif
Kretinga district municipality
Klaipėda County Kretinga 989 39 45,835 22 46.3 15
23
Kupiskis COA.gif
Kupiškis district municipality
Panevėžys County Kupiškis 1,080 37 23,118 50 21.4 48
24
Lazdijai COA.gif
Lazdijai district municipality
Alytus County Lazdijai 1,309 26 24,823 46 19 53
25
Marijampole COA.gif
Marijampolė municipality
Marijampolė County Marijampolė 755 44 68,973 8 91.4 9
26
Mazeikiai COA.gif
Mažeikiai district municipality
Telšiai County Mažeikiai 1,220 30 65,109 10 53.4 14
27
Moletai COA.gif
Molėtai district municipality
Utena County Molėtai 1,367 22 23,187 49 17 57
28
Neringa COA.gif
Neringa municipality
Klaipėda County Nida 90 55 3,371 60 37.5 25
29
Pagegiai COA.gif
Pagėgiai municipality
Tauragė County Pagėgiai 537 47 11,399 57 21.2 49
30
Pakruojis COA.gif
Pakruojis district municipality
Šiauliai County Pakruojis 1,316 25 27,432 45 20.8 51
31
Palanga COA.gif
Palanga city municipality
Klaipėda County Palanga 79 57 17,620 54 223.0 8
32
Panevezys city COA.gif
Panevėžys city municipality
Panevėžys County Panevėžys 50 59 113,653 5 2,273.1 1
33
Panevezys district COA.gif
Panevėžys district municipality
Panevėžys County Panevėžys[2] 2,179 2 42,986 24 19.7 52
34
Pasvalys COA.gif
Pasvalys district municipality
Panevėžys County Pasvalys 1,289 27 32,530 35 25.2 40–41
35
Plunge COA.gif
Plungė district municipality
Telšiai County Plungė 1,105 35 43,444 23 39.3 19
36
Prienai COA.gif
Prienai district municipality
Kaunas County Prienai 1,031 38 33,580 33 32.6 29
37
Radviliskis COA.gif
Radviliškis district municipality
Šiauliai County Radviliškis 1,635 11 49,250 18 30.1 32
38
Raseiniai COA.gif
Raseiniai district municipality
Kaunas County Raseiniai 1,573 12 41,895 25 26.6 35
39
Rietavas COA.gif
Rietavas municipality
Telšiai County Rietavas 586 45 10,085 58 17.2 56
40
Rokiskis COA.gif
Rokiškis district municipality
Panevėžys County Rokiškis 1,807 4–5 38,937 26 21.5 47
41
Skuodas COA.gif
Skuodas district municipality
Klaipėda County Skuodas 911 41 23,783 48 26.1 36–38
42
Sakiai COA.gif
Šakiai district municipality
Marijampolė County Šakiai 1,453 17 36,364 29 25 42
43
Salcininkai COA.gif
Šalčininkai district municipality
Vilnius County Šalčininkai 1,491 15 37,552 28 25.2 40–41
44
Siauliai city COA.gif
Šiauliai city municipality
Šiauliai County Šiauliai 81 56 127,059 4 1,568.6 5
45
Siauliai district COA.gif
Šiauliai district municipality
Šiauliai County Šiauliai[2] 1,807 4–5 50,211 17 27.8 34
46
Silale COA.gif
Šilalė district municipality
Tauragė County Šilalė 1,188 32 30,131 39 25.4 39
47
Silute COA.gif
Šilutė district municipality
Klaipėda County Šilutė 1,706 7 52,960 13 31 30
48
Sirvintos COA.gif
Širvintos district municipality
Vilnius County Širvintos 906 42 19,142 53 21.1 50
49
Svencionys COA.gif
Švenčionys district municipality
Vilnius County Švenčionys 1,692 9 30,678 38 18.1 55
50
Taurage COA.gif
Tauragė district municipality
Tauragė County Tauragė 1,179 33 50,690 15 43 17
51
Telsiai COA.gif
Telšiai district municipality
Telšiai County Telšiai 1,439 19 54,745 12 38 22
52
Trakai district COA.gif
Trakai district municipality
Vilnius County Trakai 1,208 31 36,135 30 29.9 33
53
Ukmerge COA.gif
Ukmergė district municipality
Vilnius County Ukmergė 1,395 21 45,868 21 32.9 27–28
54
Utena COA.gif
Utena district municipality
Utena County Utena 1,230 29 47,934 20 39 20
55
Varena COA.gif
Varėna district municipality
Alytus County Varėna 2,218 1 28,499 42 12.8 60
56
Vilkaviskis COA.gif
Vilkaviškis district municipality
Marijampolė County Vilkaviškis 1,259 28 47,978 19 38.1 21
57
Vilnius city COA.gif
Vilnius city municipality
Vilnius County Vilnius 401 51 555,733 1 1,385.9 6
58
Vilnius district COA.gif
Vilnius district municipality
Vilnius County Vilnius[2] 2,129 3 95,078 6 44.7 16
59
Visaginas COA.gif
Visaginas city municipality
Utena County Visaginas 58 58 28,582 41 492.8 7
60
Zarasai COA.gif
Zarasai district municipality
Utena County Zarasai 1,334 24 20,593 51 15.4 58

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c "M3010211: >>>Total area and population by administrative territory". Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. http://db1.stat.gov.lt/statbank/SelectVarVal/Define.asp?Maintable=M3010211&PLanguage=1. Retrieved 2008-08-03.  
  2. ^ a b c d e The capital is not part of that municipality, however the municipality council and other institutions are located in that city.

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