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 centre Kaunas
 • Total 8,089 km2 (3,123 sq mi)
  (12.4% of the area of Lithuania)
Population (2014)
 • Total 587,410 ([1])
 • Rank 2nd of 10 (20.4% of the population of Lithuania)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 code LT-KU
GDP (nominal) 2013
 - Total €7 billion ([2])
 - Per capita €11,700 ([3])

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] .


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. ^ "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