Panevėžys County

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Panevėžys County
Panevėžio apskritis
County
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Flag of Panevėžys County
Flag
Coat of arms of Panevėžys County
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Location of Panevėžys County
Location of Panevėžys County
Country  Lithuania
Administrative centre Panevėžys
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 7,881 km2 (3,043 sq mi)
  (12.1% of the area of Lithuania)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 250,390
 • Rank 5th of 10 (8.4% of the population of Lithuania)
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code LT-PN

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

History[edit]

Historical documents from the 16th century mention Panevėžys as an administrative region.

Municipalities[edit]

Panevėžys County comprises the following municipalities:

Geography[edit]

Panevėžys county is the fourth largest county in Lithuania:

  • 202 km² cities and towns;
  • 145 km² factories and roads;
  • 4822 km² farmland;
  • 2109 km² forests;
  • 200 km² lakes and streams;
  • 406 km² other.

Panevėžys County borders with Latvia, and also with Lithuanian counties of Utena, Vilnius, Kaunas and Šiauliai.

Tourism[edit]

The region offers 9 hotels and 7 country inns for tourists and travellers. There are 8 tourist agencies and 3 tourist information centers catering to the public.

Industry[edit]

Panevėžys County generates more than 3.4 billion Litas of GNP. Average annual household income is 10.6 thousand Litas (approx 2.6 thousand US dollars). The county is responsible for approximately 7% of the national industrial output. There are 105 factories and concerns employing 17 thousand workers. In the year 2000, factory output topped 1.76 billion Litas.

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 55°44′15″N 24°22′13″E / 55.73750°N 24.37028°E / 55.73750; 24.37028