The district is situated in the Northwestern part of Siauliai County,
along the border with Latvia. The administrative seat is in Naujoji Akmene.
The County belongs to the Dzukija ethnographical region, which borders
on Poland and Belarus, with the other Lithuanian counties of Vilnius,
Marijampole and Kaunas.
Alytus is one of the most important industrial centers in Lithuania, with
27 industrial enterprises.
A wonderful destination for both the culture lover and the naturalist,
the Birzai district is home to 110 cultural monuments, 17 lakes, nine
landscape preserves, six state-preserved parks and the 18,070 hectare
Birzai Forestry, Thinning,
cutting, sawing of timber
Birzai Forest Enterprise (BFE) is located in the very northern part of
Lithuania. The BFE forests are located in two administrative regions,
Birzai and Pasvalys, with a total area 273,000 ha. BFE manages 35,000
ha of state forests and 24,000 ha of private forest or forest expected
to become private.
Ignalina Nuclear Power
The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, a state enterprise, now reports to the
Ministry of National Economy. It is the largest state enterprise in the
country, and involves a number of issues to be resolved.
The Joniskis district is an agricultural area, famous for fertile soils.
Those who grow agricultural products usually specialise in grain crops,
sugar beets and rape.
Kaunas is the second biggest city with the population of 430,000. It was
founded in the 12th century and owes its existence to its favourable geographic
Kaunas County is situated in the very centre of the Republic of Lithuania,
bordered by the counties of Alytus, Vilnius, Panevezys, Siauliai, Taurage
Kaunas Power Station
Built in 1930, the Petrasiunai Power Station is one of the oldest power
stations in the country still in operation. The building of the new station
on the east side of the city was begun in 1971. In December 1976 it reached
its design capacity of 170 MW.
Kaunas Water Company
The company is in the process of transition from an old state enterprise
into a business and service-oriented water-management company focussing
on the environmental care, technical improvement and customer service.
Kelme district has an area of 1705 km3 with 43,400 inhabitants. It is
situated in the eastern part of Lower Lithuania by the international highway
that connects Kaliningrad, Riga and St Petersburg.
The great treasures of Klaipeda include the Giruliai wood, parks, almost
10 km of beautiful sand beaches.
Klaipeda County is the only coastal county in Lithuania. It consists of
the city municipalities of Klaipeda, Neringa and Palanga, and the regional
municipalities of Klaipeda, Silute, Kretinga and Skuodas.
Gargzdai, which is 17 km from Klaipeda, is the municipal centre. The western
part of the region lies within the coastal lowlands, while the eastern
part extends to the plateau of West Zemaitija.
Klaipedos regiono keliai
The department attends to 2125 km of state roads in the regions of Klaipeda,
Kretinga, Skuodas and Silute; this number includes 133 km of main roads,
289 km of national roads and 1703 km of regional roads.
Kretinga is a town of 1540 ha, with a population of 22,000. The town is
situated in the western part of the country, only 21 km from the port
of Klaipeda and 12 km from the airport and resort town of Palanga.
The District comprises 15 municipalities, with its administrative centre
in the town of Lazdijai, which is 7 km from the Polish border.
Legal Information Centre
The Legal Information Centre at the Ministry of Justice was established
in 1993. It is a non-profit organization.
Lithuanian State Privatisation
Under the Act cash-based privatisation of the remaining state and municipal
property is to take place at market prices. Local and foreign investors
have equal rights in purchasing property and institutions to be privatised.
Marijampole County is situated in the southwestern part of the country
and includes the town of Marijampole as well as the districts of Marijampole,
Sakiai and Vilkaviskis.
The finds and excavations of archeological monuments in the territory
of Marijampole show that there were people living here in the Stone Age.
Mazeikiai district is located in the north-west part of Lithuania, bording
on with the Republic of Latvia.
Ministry of Culture
The Ministry is responsible for formulating and implementing state cultural
Ministry of Economy
The Ministry of Economy was established under the law passed on December
12, 1996, replacing the former ministries of Economics, Energy and Industry
and Trade. The Ministry implements the strategic functions of economic
Ministry of Environmental
The origins of the system of environmental protection, management and
administration in Lithuania date back to 1957, when the Nature Protection
Committee was established.
Ministry of Finance
Having regained its independence in 1991, Lithuania started implementing
economic reforms, seeking to liberalize the economy and adapt it to market
Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania is charged with the
protection of health and the medical treatment of the people of the country.
Ministry of the Interior
The Ministry of the Interior pursues the policy of the Government of the
Republic of Lithuania in the spheres of protection of public order...!
Ministry of National Defence
After Lithuania restored its independence, there was a strong need to
develop national defence capacity in order to take over the control of
country's national territory and borders, and to ensure orderly and timely
withdrawal of Russian troops.
Ministry of Transport
One of the main transport policy objectives is to integrate Lithuanian
transport infrastructure into the Trans-European Networks (TEN) which
were approved at the Second Pan-European Transport Conference in Crete.
National Industrial Property
The State Patent Bureau (SPB) was established on April 12, 1991. Its main
duties include the protection of industrial property inventions, industrial
designs, trade and service marks, company names.
The main industry in the district is the production of construction materials,
based on the upper layer deposits of dolomite in the area.
Palanga is a resort town with beautiful sand beaches (18 km long and in
some places about 300 m wide), dunes and an unspoilt natural environment.
Business policy in Panevezys is based on the encouragement of foreign
investors. No restrictions are imposed on the establishment of foreign
The Panevezys district may be called the biggest granary of Lithuania.
It is also famous for good flax and sugar beet yields and good achievements
in the field of agriculture.
Panevezys Regional Road
Panevezys Regional Road Administration, a state enterprise, was founded
in 1995, and united five road maintenance services in the county of Panevezys:
Panevezys RMS, Kupiskis RMS, Rokiskis RMS, Pasvalys RMS and Birzai RMS.
The district of Plunge is situated only 60 kilometres from the Baltic
Sea. This district is famous for its numerous lakes and hills.
The district of Prienai is situated in the south of Lithuania, at the
juncture of very important routes connecting the large towns of Vilnius,
Kaunas, Marijampole and Alytus.
The district's soil is fertile and there are possibilities for expansion
in the agricultural sector. Fir groves and pine woods cover the district.
Rietavas Forestry Station
Rietavas Forestry Station renews, takes care of and utilizes forest resources.
Each year we cut more than 90,000 m3 of wood.
The district of Rokiskis is one of the most interesting and beautiful
parts of Lithuania. The district is in the very north-east of the country,
Sakiai District situated in the south-west of Lithuania (the area covers
161,257 ha), includes the ethnological district of Zanavykija, with its
specific dialect and cultural traditions.
Most of the district lies on the Eisiskes Plateau. The Merkys River and
a few minor tributaries flow across the northern part of the area. There
are 8 lakes and 5 reservoirs in the district.
Due to its perfect geographical location, Siauliai became the trade and
industrial center of Northern Lithuania from the very start.
Kursenai is known for its natural resources and exploitable minerals:
clay, chalk, sand.
Skuodas is a historic town in the Lithuanian Republic located near the
Latvian border, 40 km from the Baltic Sea and 350 km from Vilnius, where
the Luoba and Bartuva rivers meet.
The district has 286 lakes and the Zeimena River with its tributaries.
Kretuonas Lake is a famous nesting area for rare Lithuanian birds. The
lakes abound in pike, tench, perch, bream, burbot, etc.
Taurage has a convenient geographical situation on the roads that join
the former Russian capital St Petersburg with Talin, Riga, Koningsberg
and other Western European cities.
There are a lot of rivers and streams in the county of Telsiai and a great
number of picturesque lakes. One third of the territory is covered by
There are more than 200 cultural landmarks in the entire district. The
following are some of the most significant attractions: the Island Castle
of Old Trakai, which served as the second capital of the Grand Duchy of
Lithuania and was the home of the Grand Duke Vytautas Magnus.
Trakai Forestry, Wood processor
The Trakai Forest Administration was established in 1938. The forest land
of the Trakai Administrative Region covers nearly 59,000 ha, and the forest
is supervised by 12 ranger stations.
This county lies in the north-eastern part of Lithuania, and consists
of the municipalities of Utena, Anyksciai, Zarasai, the Ignalina and Moletai
Districts and the city of Visaginas.
There are 8 large enterprises in the town and about 8400 workers are employed
there. Food production factories account for 69% of the industrial products.
Lithuanian Law and other Regulations on Foreign Capital Investments protect
the rights of foreign investors, their profits and revenues, dividends
and legal interests.
The region accounts
for 14% of industrial output and 8% of agricultural production in Lithuania.
The Vilnius region is a mixture of cultures and nationalities.
The town is situated in the eastern part of the Republic of Lithuania
near the country's biggest lake, Lake Druksiai. The town covers an area
of 896 ha. Its administrative boundaries are in the process of being defined.
Tourism promises to become one of the more successful areas of economic
development. Facilities for relaxation have been established near the
Asavas, Smalvos, Samanis, Sartai, and Luodis lakes.