Šalčininkai District Municipality

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Šalčininkai District Municipality
Šalčininkų rajono savivaldybė
Municipality
Landscape near Barkuškės
Landscape near Barkuškės
Coat of arms of Šalčininkai District Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Šalčininkai District Municipality
Location of Šalčininkai District Municipality
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
County Vilnius County
Capital Šalčininkai
Elderships
Government
 • Mayor Zdislav Palevič
Area
 • Total 1,491 km2 (576 sq mi)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 39,400
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.salcininkai.lt

Šalčininkai District Municipality (Lithuanian: Šalčininkų rajonas, Polish: Gmina rejonowa Soleczniki) is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania. It has one of biggest Polish minority populations in Lithuania, with 31,223 or over 80% (2001 census) of the population claiming Polish ethnicity.[1] Šalčininkai is the largest town in and the administrative center of the district.

The south-eastern border of the municipality with Belarus creates a peninsular shape of Lithuanian territory almost completely surrounded by Belarus.

Lithuanian Route 104 passes through the district.

The Poškonys Reservoir (Poškonių tvenkinys) with an area of 0.3 km2 on the Gauja River is located in the district.

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Coordinates: 54°20′13″N 25°22′52″E / 54.33694°N 25.38111°E / 54.33694; 25.38111