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.[4]

Kaunas County
Kauno apskritis
Kaunas, largest city in county
Kaunas, largest city in county
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)
 • Total623,262[1]
 • Rank2nd of 10 (20.4% of the population of Lithuania)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeLT-KU
Gross regional product (nominal)2021[2]
 - Total€11.6 billion
 - Per capita€20,400
HDI (2021)0.882[3]
very high · 2nd

Symbols edit

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.

Municipalities edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ "Kauno teritorinė ligonių kasa - Prisirašiusių gyventojų skaičius" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Lietuvos statistikos departamentas". Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2020-12-15.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Dėl apskričių viršininkų administracijų likvidavimo". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 21 August 2011.

External links edit

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