Akmenė District Municipality

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Akmenė District Municipality

Akmenės rajono savivaldybė
Hydroelectric power plant in Rudikiai
Hydroelectric power plant in Rudikiai
Coat of arms of Akmenė District Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Akmenė District Municipality within Lithuania
Location of Akmenė District Municipality within Lithuania
Coordinates: 56°15′22″N 22°45′14″E / 56.25611°N 22.75389°E / 56.25611; 22.75389Coordinates: 56°15′22″N 22°45′14″E / 56.25611°N 22.75389°E / 56.25611; 22.75389
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionSamogitia
CountyŠiauliai County
CapitalNaujoji Akmenė
Elderships6
Area
 • Total844 km2 (326 sq mi)
Area rank43rd
Population
 (2001 census)
 • Total30,300
 • Rank42nd
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
 • Density rank24th
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Telephone code425
Major settlements
Websitewww.akmene.lt/go.php/lit/english

Akmenė District Municipality (Lithuanian: Akmenės rajono savivaldybė) is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania. It lies in the northwest of the country, with administrative centre in Naujoji Akmenė and borders Latvia in the north, Joniškis District Municipality in the east, Šiauliai District Municipality in the southeast, Telšiai District Municipality in the southwest, and Mažeikiai District Municipality in the west. The area of the municipality covers ca. 844 km², its population counts 30,300 (2001 census): 47,19% men, 52,81% women.

History[edit]

Akmenė district was established in 1950, when the reform of territorial-administrative units was introduced to the Lithuanian SSR. The region merged part of Kuršėnai and Mažeikiai regions. The administrative centre was settled in Akmenė town, and in 1962 it was moved to Naujoji Akmenė. In the same year, the district was merged into Mažeikiai district, and in 1965 it emerged as a separate administrative unit. The district municipality was composed from former Akmenė district in 1995 and in 1999, pursuant to national reform of municipalities, its territory was expanded by incorporating Viekšniai seniūnija (elderate).

Elderates[edit]

Akmenė district municipality is divided into 6 elderates:

Structure[edit]

District structure:

Biggest population (2001):

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