Kaunas County

Kaunas County (Lithuanian: Kauno apskritis) is one of ten counties of Lithuania. It is in the centre of the country, and its capital is Kaunas. On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished.[3]

Kaunas County
Kauno apskritis
Vytautas the Great Bridge from hill, Kaunas, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg
Flag of Kaunas County
Coat of arms of Kaunas County
Location of Kaunas County
Location of Kaunas County
Country Lithuania
Administrative centreKaunas
 • Total8,086 km2 (3,122 sq mi)
 (12.4% of the area of Lithuania)
 • Total562,841
 • Rank2nd of 10 (20.4% of the population of Lithuania)
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeLT-KU
GDP (nominal)2020[1]
 - Total€10.2 billion
 - Per capita€18,000
HDI (2018)0.877[2]
very high · 2nd


The county's coat of arms can be blazoned as follows: Gules, an aurochs head caboshed argent ensigned by a cross Or between his horns enclosed by a bordure purpure charged with ten evenly distributed crosses of Lorraine Or.

The flag's heraldic blazon is identical, since the flag is a banner of the arms.


The county is subdivided into municipalities:

  Birštonas Municipality
  Jonava District Municipality
  Kaišiadorys District Municipality
  Kaunas City Municipality
  Kaunas District Municipality
  Kėdainiai District Municipality
  Prienai District Municipality
  Raseiniai District Municipality


  1. ^ "Lietuvos statistikos departamentas". Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2020-12-15.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Dėl apskričių viršininkų administracijų likvidavimo". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 21 August 2011.

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Coordinates: 54°53′50″N 23°53′33″E / 54.89722°N 23.89250°E / 54.89722; 23.89250