Kaunas County

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Kaunas County

Kauno apskritis
Flag of Kaunas County
Coat of arms of Kaunas County
Coat of arms
Location of Kaunas County
Location of Kaunas County
Country Lithuania
Administrative centreKaunas
 • Total8,089 km2 (3,123 sq mi)
 (12.4% of the area of Lithuania)
 • Total587,410 ([1])
 • Rank2nd of 10 (20.4% of the population of Lithuania)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeLT-KU
GDP (nominal)2017
 - Total€9 billion($20 billion, PPP)[1]
 - Per capita€15,200($33,700, PPP)[2]
HDI (2017)0.867[3]
very high · 2nd

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[4] .


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.


The county is subdivided into municipalities:


  1. ^ https://osp.stat.gov.lt/informaciniai-pranesimai?articleId=6012573
  2. ^ https://osp.stat.gov.lt/informaciniai-pranesimai?articleId=6012573
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Dėl apskričių viršininkų administracijų likvidavimo". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 21 August 2011.

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