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Vilkaviskis district is in the southwest of Lithuania. It covers 1286 m2, and 53,300 people live there. The south of the district borders on Poland, and the west on the Kaliningrad region.
There are 62 lakes, including Lake Vistytis. Vistytis Regional Park is nearest and there are 3 big holiday places near the lake.
Only 7.6% of the land is covered by forest, the lowest proportion in the whole country. There is a botanical-zoological reserve in Virbalingis Forest.
There are 70 cultural monuments. In 1996 a monument was built to the patriarch of Lithuania, the Dr J. Basanavicius.
The district is divided into 12 smaller units called seniunijos. There are three towns: Vilkaviskis, Kybartai and Virbalis.
There are 136 joint-stock and closed joint-stock companies, 62 agricultural companies and 801 individual enterprises. Most of the industrial enterprises are in Vilkaviskis, Kyrbartai and Pilviskiai. The developed industries are sewing and metal processing.
Much attention is paid to solving social problems. The centre of the district is Vilkaviskis with 14,300 inhabitants. The main Vilnius-Kaunas-Marijampole-Kaliningradas road runs through the town. A railway passes 0.4 km away from the town.
The settlement of Vilkaviskis was esta-blished in the 16th century. In 1660 it was granted Magdeburgo rights. From 1930 till 1944 a seminary functioned there. During the Second World War the town was completely destroyed. It was restored at the end of the 1960's. There is a big sewing company, Zemkalnija, Vilkatransas, a transport company, Vilkaviskis konservai, a cannery, a closed company Jovida, and many others.
There is a museum of ethnography in Vilkaviskis, a territory with unique cultural traits.
Near the town, at a depth of 1.2 km there is geothermal water that can be used for treatment and heating of the town.
We are looking for investors to put our projects into practice.
Dr Jonas Basanavicius, born in Vilkaviskis in the 19th century. He fought for Lithuanian independence in the beginning of this century.
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