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List of municipalities of Lithuania

Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe. It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe and NATO.[1] As of 2010, it had a population of approximately 3.3 million, and an area of 65,300 square kilometres (16,135,981.41 acres; 25,212.47 sq mi).[2] In the 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was one of the largest countries in Europe and included present-day Lithuania, Belarus, most of Ukraine, and parts of Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Russia. As a Soviet Socialist Republic (since 1940), Lithuania initiated its declaration of independence in 1990, and gained international recognition the following year.[1]

The country is divided into three layers of administrative divisions. The first-level division consists of 10 counties (Lithuanian: singular – apskritis, plural – apskritys). These are sub-divided into 60 municipalities (Lithuanian: plural – savivaldybės, singular – savivaldybė), which in turn are further sub-divided into over 500 smaller groups, known as elderships (Lithuanian: plural – seniūnijos, singular – seniūnija).

At the end of its tenure as a Soviet Socialist Republic, Lithuania's administrative divisions consisted of 44 regions, 12 cities, 80 towns, 19 settlements, and 426 rural districts.[3] The reform of this system was an immediate concern for the new government.[4] The Constitution of Lithuania, ratified in 1992, delegated the power of establishing future administrative units to the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas). Accordingly, the Seimas passed two fundamental laws: a 1993 law on government representation and a 1994 law specifying the territorial-administrative units and their boundaries.[4] The current system of a set of municipalities under 10 counties was codified by 1995.[4] Several changes were made in 2000, resulting in 60 municipalities.[5] Further changes, including a possible increase in the number of municipalities, are still being discussed.[6] Municipal councilors are directly elected every four years.[7] The councilors then elect the municipality's mayor.[7]

The following map shows counties as well as municipalities. Seven city municipalities and three municipalities are marked by numbers.

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 Municipality
10 – Neringa Municipality

Municipalities

Municipality County Administrative center[8] Area[9] Pop. (2010)[9] Density (2010)[9]
Akmenė District Municipality
Šiauliai Naujoji Akmenė 7002844000000000000844 square kilometres (208,556.94 acres; 325.87 sq mi) 26,737 31.7
Alytus City Municipality
Alytus Alytus 700160000000000000060 square kilometres (14,826.32 acres; 23.17 sq mi) 66,841 1,671.0
Alytus District Municipality
Alytus Alytus[nb 1] 70031404000000000001,404 square kilometres (346,935.96 acres; 542.09 sq mi) 30,691 21.9
Anykščiai District Municipality
Utena Anykščiai 70031765000000000001,765 square kilometres (436,141.00 acres; 681.47 sq mi) 31,088 17.6
Birštonas Municipality
Kaunas Birštonas 7002124000000000000124 square kilometres (30,641.07 acres; 47.88 sq mi) 5,178 41.8
Biržai District Municipality
Panevėžys Biržai 70031476000000000001,476 square kilometres (364,727.54 acres; 569.89 sq mi) 32,116 21.8
Druskininkai Municipality
Alytus Druskininkai 7002454000000000000454 square kilometres (112,185.84 acres; 175.29 sq mi) 24,044 53.0
Elektrėnai Municipality
Vilnius Elektrėnai 7002509000000000000509 square kilometres (125,776.64 acres; 196.53 sq mi) 27,622 54.3
Ignalina District Municipality
Utena Ignalina 70031447000000000001,447 square kilometres (357,561.49 acres; 558.69 sq mi) 19,374 13.4
Jonava District Municipality
Kaunas Jonava 7002944000000000000944 square kilometres (233,267.48 acres; 364.48 sq mi) 51,401 54.5
Joniškis District Municipality
Šiauliai Joniškis 70031152000000000001,152 square kilometres (284,665.40 acres; 444.79 sq mi) 29,310 25.4
Jurbarkas District Municipality
Tauragė Jurbarkas 70031507000000000001,507 square kilometres (372,387.81 acres; 581.86 sq mi) 34,213 22.7
Kaišiadorys District Municipality
Kaunas Kaišiadorys 70031087000000000001,087 square kilometres (268,603.55 acres; 419.69 sq mi) 35,334 32.5
Kalvarija Municipality
Marijampolė Kalvarija 7002441000000000000441 square kilometres (108,973.47 acres; 170.27 sq mi) 13,162 29.8
Kaunas City Municipality
Kaunas Kaunas 7002157000000000000157 square kilometres (38,795.54 acres; 60.62 sq mi) 348,624 2,220.5
Kaunas District Municipality
Kaunas Kaunas[nb 1] 70031496000000000001,496 square kilometres (369,669.65 acres; 577.61 sq mi) 90,196 60.3
Kazlų Rūda Municipality
Marijampolė Kazlų Rūda 7002555000000000000555 square kilometres (137,143.49 acres; 214.29 sq mi) 14,189 25.6
Kėdainiai District Municipality
Kaunas Kėdainiai 70031677000000000001,677 square kilometres (414,395.72 acres; 647.49 sq mi) 61,872 36.9
Kelmė District Municipality
Šiauliai Kelmė 70031705000000000001,705 square kilometres (421,314.68 acres; 658.30 sq mi) 36,801 21.6
Klaipėda City Municipality
Klaipėda Klaipėda 700198000000000000098 square kilometres (24,216.33 acres; 37.84 sq mi) 182,752 1,864.8
Klaipėda District Municipality
Klaipėda Gargždai 70031336000000000001,336 square kilometres (330,132.79 acres; 515.83 sq mi) 52,125 39.0
Kretinga District Municipality
Klaipėda Kretinga 7002989000000000000989 square kilometres (244,387.22 acres; 381.86 sq mi) 45,103 45.6
Kupiškis District Municipality
Panevėžys Kupiškis 70031080000000000001,080 square kilometres (266,873.81 acres; 416.99 sq mi) 22,369 20.7
Lazdijai District Municipality
Alytus Lazdijai 70031309000000000001,309 square kilometres (323,460.94 acres; 505.41 sq mi) 24,246 18.5
Marijampolė Municipality
Marijampolė Marijampolė 7002755000000000000755 square kilometres (186,564.56 acres; 291.51 sq mi) 68,303 90.5
Mažeikiai District Municipality
Telšiai Mažeikiai 70031220000000000001,220 square kilometres (301,468.57 acres; 471.04 sq mi) 65,430 52.8
Molėtai District Municipality
Utena Molėtai 70031367000000000001,367 square kilometres (337,793.06 acres; 527.80 sq mi) 22,475 16.4
Neringa Municipality
Klaipėda Nida 700190000000000000090 square kilometres (22,239.48 acres; 34.75 sq mi) 3,682 40.9
Pagėgiai Municipality
Tauragė Pagėgiai 7002537000000000000537 square kilometres (132,695.59 acres; 207.34 sq mi) 11,131 20.7
Pakruojis District Municipality
Šiauliai Pakruojis 70031316000000000001,316 square kilometres (325,190.68 acres; 508.11 sq mi) 26,561 20.2
Palanga City Municipality
Klaipėda Palanga 700179000000000000079 square kilometres (19,521.33 acres; 30.50 sq mi) 17,645 223.4
Panevėžys City Municipality
Panevėžys Panevėžys 700150000000000000050 square kilometres (12,355.27 acres; 19.31 sq mi) 111,959 2,239.2
Panevėžys District Municipality
Panevėžys Panevėžys[nb 1] 70032179000000000002,179 square kilometres (538,442.63 acres; 841.32 sq mi) 42,449 19.5
Pasvalys District Municipality
Panevėžys Pasvalys 70031289000000000001,289 square kilometres (318,518.84 acres; 497.69 sq mi) 31,718 24.6
Plungė District Municipality
Telšiai Plungė 70031105000000000001,105 square kilometres (273,051.45 acres; 426.64 sq mi) 43,044 39.0
Prienai District Municipality
Kaunas Prienai 70031031000000000001,031 square kilometres (254,765.65 acres; 398.07 sq mi) 33,048 32.1
Radviliškis District Municipality
Šiauliai Radviliškis 70031635000000000001,635 square kilometres (404,017.30 acres; 631.28 sq mi) 47,626 29.1
Raseiniai District Municipality
Kaunas Raseiniai 70031573000000000001,573 square kilometres (388,696.77 acres; 607.34 sq mi) 40,656 25.8
Rietavas Municipality
Telšiai Rietavas 7002586000000000000586 square kilometres (144,803.75 acres; 226.26 sq mi) 9,837 16.8
Rokiškis District Municipality
Panevėžys Rokiškis 70031807000000000001,807 square kilometres (446,519.42 acres; 697.69 sq mi) 37,815 20.9
Skuodas District Municipality
Klaipėda Skuodas 7002911000000000000911 square kilometres (225,113.00 acres; 351.74 sq mi) 23,123 25.4
Šakiai District Municipality
Marijampolė Šakiai 70031453000000000001,453 square kilometres (359,044.12 acres; 561.01 sq mi) 35,507 24.4
Šalčininkai District Municipality
Vilnius Šalčininkai 70031491000000000001,491 square kilometres (368,434.12 acres; 575.68 sq mi) 36,992 24.8
Šiauliai City Municipality
Šiauliai Šiauliai 700181000000000000081 square kilometres (20,015.54 acres; 31.27 sq mi) 125,453 1,548.8
Šiauliai District Municipality
Šiauliai Šiauliai[nb 1] 70031807000000000001,807 square kilometres (446,519.42 acres; 697.69 sq mi) 49,199 27.2
Šilalė District Municipality
Tauragė Šilalė 70031188000000000001,188 square kilometres (293,561.19 acres; 458.69 sq mi) 29,486 24.8
Šilutė District Municipality
Klaipėda Šilutė 70031706000000000001,706 square kilometres (421,561.78 acres; 658.69 sq mi) 52,119 30.6
Širvintos District Municipality
Vilnius Širvintos 7002906000000000000906 square kilometres (223,877.48 acres; 349.81 sq mi) 18,629 20.6
Švenčionys District Municipality
Vilnius Švenčionys 70031692000000000001,692 square kilometres (418,102.31 acres; 653.28 sq mi) 29,922 17.7
Tauragė District Municipality
Tauragė Tauragė 70031179000000000001,179 square kilometres (291,337.24 acres; 455.21 sq mi) 49,925 42.3
Telšiai District Municipality
Telšiai Telšiai 70031439000000000001,439 square kilometres (355,584.64 acres; 555.60 sq mi) 53,821 37.4
Trakai District Municipality
Vilnius Trakai 70031208000000000001,208 square kilometres (298,503.30 acres; 466.41 sq mi) 35,700 29.6
Ukmergė District Municipality
Vilnius Ukmergė 70031395000000000001,395 square kilometres (344,712.01 acres; 538.61 sq mi) 44,783 32.1
Utena District Municipality
Utena Utena 70031230000000000001,230 square kilometres (303,939.62 acres; 474.91 sq mi) 46,939 38.2
Varėna District Municipality
Alytus Varėna 70032218000000000002,218 square kilometres (548,079.74 acres; 856.37 sq mi) 27,604 12.4
Vilkaviškis District Municipality
Marijampolė Vilkaviškis 70031259000000000001,259 square kilometres (311,105.68 acres; 486.10 sq mi) 47,204 37.5
Vilnius City Municipality
Vilnius Vilnius 7002401000000000000401 square kilometres (99,089.26 acres; 154.83 sq mi) 560,192 1,397.0
Vilnius District Municipality
Vilnius Vilnius[nb 1] 70032129000000000002,129 square kilometres (526,087.36 acres; 822.01 sq mi) 96,484 45.3
Visaginas Municipality
Utena Visaginas 700158000000000000058 square kilometres (14,332.11 acres; 22.39 sq mi) 28,335 488.5
Zarasai District Municipality
Utena Zarasai 70031334000000000001,334 square kilometres (329,638.58 acres; 515.06 sq mi) 19,855 14.9

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