Coonties o Lithuanie

The territory o Lithuanie is dividit intae 10 coonties (Lithuanie: singular apskritis, plural apskritys), aw namit efter their caipitals. The coonties are dividit intae 60 municipalities (Lithuanie: singular savivaldybė, plural savivaldybės): 9 ceety municipalities, 43 destrict municipalities an 8 municipalities. Each municipality is then dividit intae elderates (Lithuanie: singular seniūnija, plural seniūnijos). This diveesion wis creatit in 1994 an slichtly modifee'd in 2000.

Coonties are admeenistered bi coonty govrenors (Lithuanie: singular – apskrities viršininkas, plural – apskrities viršininkai) who are appointit bi the central govrenment in Vilnius. Their primary duty is tae ensur that the municipalities obey the laws an the Constitution o Lithuanie. They dae no hae great pouers vestit in them, an so it is suggestit that 10 coonties are too hintle for Lithuanie as the twa smawest coonties admeenister anerlie fower municipalities. There is a proposal tae replace the coonties wi fower or five lands, a new admeenistrative unit, that wad be decidit accordin tae the ethnographic regions o Lithuanie an based on the 5 major ceeties wi the population mair nor 100,000. On 1 Julie 2010, the coonty admeenistrations wur abolished[1], an syne that date, coonties remains as the territorial an statistical units.

Modren apskritys shoud no be ramfeeselt wi apskritys that existit in the independent Lithuanie durin the interwar period. At that time Lithuanie haed a twa-step admeenistrative diveesion: apskritys that wur subdividit intae valsčius. Lithuanie nou haes a three-step diveesion: coonties, municipalities, an elderates (apkritys, savivaldybės, an seniūnijos). See subdiveesions o Lithuanie for details.

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This map shows coonties as well as municipalities. Aicht ceety municipalities an twa municipalities are markit bi numbers:

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

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

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

 

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# Coonty
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Caipital Aurie
in km² (rank)
Population
in 2001
census[2]
Population
in 2011
census
(rank)[2]
Population
per km²
(rank)
Municipalities
1 Alytus Coonty
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Alytus 5,425 (6) 187,769 158,571 (7) 29.3 (8)
2 Kaunas Coonty
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Kaunas 8,089 (3) 701,529 612,532 (2) 75.7 (2)
3 Klaipėda Coonty
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Klaipėda 5,209 (7) 385,768 337,286 (3) 64.8 (3)
4 Marijampolė Coonty
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Marijampolė 4,463 (8) 188,634 160,978 (6) 36.1 (4)
5 Panevėžys Coonty
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Panevėžys 7,881 (4) 299,990 254,218 (5) 32.3 (7)
6 Šiauliai Coonty
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Šiauliai 8,540 (2) 370,096 305,792 (4) 35.8 (5)
7 Tauragė Coonty
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Tauragė 4,411 (9) 134,275 109,790 (10) 24.9 (9)
8 Telšiai Coonty
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Telšiai 4,350 (10) 179,885 153,388 (8) 35.3 (6)
9 Utena Coonty
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Utena 7,201 (5) 185,962 150,598 (9) 20.9 (10)
10 Vilnius Coonty
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Vilnius 9,729 (1) 850,064 810,651 (1) 83.3 (1)

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  1. "Dėl apskričių viršininkų administracijų likvidavimo". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  2. a b "IŠANKSTINIAI 2011 METŲ GYVENTOJŲ SURAŠYMO REZULTATAI PAGAL APSKRITIS IR SAVIVALDYBES" (PDF). Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.