Plungė District Municipality

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Plungė District Municipality
Plungės rajono savivaldybė
Landscape near Mikytai
Landscape near Mikytai
Coat of arms of Plungė District Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Plungė district municipality within Lithuania
Location of Plungė district municipality within Lithuania
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Samogitia
County Telšiai County
Capital Plungė
Elderships 11
 • Total 1,105 km2 (427 sq mi)
Area rank 35th
Population (2001 census)[1]
 • Total 44,200
 • Rank 23-24th
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Density rank 21st
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Telephone code 448
Major settlements

Plungė District Municipality (Lithuanian: Plungės rajono savivaldybė, Samogitian: Plongės rajuona savivaldībė) is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania.

Tourism and pilgrimage[edit]

Major tourist attraction is Lake Plateliai and nearby town Plateliai. All year round and especially in summer, this municipality attracts many pilgrims from all over the world to its annual Christian celebrations in Žemaičių Kalvarija.

Municipality council[edit]

Plungė District Municipality Council is the governing body of the Plungė District Municipality. it is responsible for municipality laws. The council is composed of 25 member elected for four-year terms.

The council is the member of The Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania.



There are 11 elderships in Plungė district municipality:


Coordinates: 55°56′20″N 21°53′10″E / 55.93889°N 21.88611°E / 55.93889; 21.88611