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Šalčininkai District Municipality

Šalčininkai District Municipality (Lithuanian: Šalčininkų rajono savivaldybė; Polish: Samorząd rejonu solecznickiego) is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania. It has one of biggest Polish minority populations in Lithuania, with 31,821 or 77,75% (2011 census) of the population claiming Polish ethnicity.[1] Šalčininkai is the largest town in and the administrative center of the district.

Šalčininkai District Municipality

Šalčininkų rajono savivaldybė
Samorząd rejonu solecznickiego
Landscape near Barkuškės
Landscape near Barkuškės
Coat of arms of Šalčininkai District Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Šalčininkai District Municipality
Location of Šalčininkai District Municipality
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionDzūkija
CountyVilnius County flag.svg Vilnius County
CapitalŠalčininkai
Elderships
Area
 • Total1,491 km2 (576 sq mi)
Population
 (2017 census)
 • Total31 821
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.salcininkai.lt

The south-eastern border of the municipality with Belarus includes a distinctive salient of Lithuanian territory almost completely surrounded by Belarus.

Lithuanian Route 104 passes through the district.

The Poškonys Reservoir (Poškonių tvenkinys) with an area of 0.3 km2 on the Gauja River is located in the district.

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