Marijampolė Municipality

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Marijampolė Municipality

Marijampolės savivaldybė
Wetlands and Leciškiai lake
Wetlands and Leciškiai lake
Coat of arms of Marijampolė Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Marijampolė municipality within Lithuania
Location of Marijampolė municipality within Lithuania
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionSuvalkija
CountyMarijampole County flag.svg Marijampolė County
CapitalMarijampolė
Elderships6
Area
 • Total755 km2 (292 sq mi)
Area rank44th
Population
 (2001 census)
 • Total70,900
 • Rank9th
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Density rank9th
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Telephone code343
Major settlements
Websitewww.marijampole.lt

Marijampolė Municipality is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania.

Marijampolė has a City Council with 27 members. The members of the City Council represent different Lithuanian political parties.

The Marijampolė Municipality is adjacent to the Vilkaviškis District Municipality in the west, Kazlų Rūda Municipality in the north, Kalvarija Municipality in the south, and the Prienai District Municipality and Alytus District Municipality in the east.

The town of Marijampolė and its 6 surrounding communities make up the territory of Marijampolė Municipality. They are: Gudeliai, Igliauka, Liudvinavas, Marijampolė, Sasnava, and Šunskai communities. Marijampolė Municipality covers 755 square kilometres (292 sq mi) of land; 72% of which is an agricultural area, 12.3% is covered by forests; 4.2% – towns and villages, 2% – industrial enterprises and roads, and 6.9% – area used for other purposes.


Coordinates: 54°33′36″N 23°21′32″E / 54.56000°N 23.35889°E / 54.56000; 23.35889