Kaunas County

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Kaunas County
Kauno apskritis
County
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Flag of Kaunas County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kaunas County
Coat of arms
Location of Kaunas County
Location of Kaunas County
Country  Lithuania
Administrative centre Kaunas
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 8,089 km2 (3,123 sq mi)
  (12.4% of the area of Lithuania)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 608,332
 • Rank 2nd of 10 (20% of the population of Lithuania)
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code LT-KU
European route E85 in Kaunas.

Kaunas County (Lithuanian: Kauno apskritis) is one of ten counties of Lithuania. It is in the centre of the country, and its capital is Kaunas. On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished,[1] and since that date, Kaunas County remains as the territorial and statistical unit.

Symbols[edit]

The county's coat of arms can be blazoned as follows: Gules, an aurochs head caboshed argent ensigned by a cross Or between his horns enclosed by a bordure purpure charged with ten evenly distributed crosses of Lorraine Or.

The flag's heraldic blazon is identical, since the flag is a banner of the arms.

Municipalities[edit]

The county is subdivided into municipalities:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dėl apskričių viršininkų administracijų likvidavimo". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°53′50″N 23°53′33″E / 54.89722°N 23.89250°E / 54.89722; 23.89250