Kaunas District Municipality

Kaunas District Municipality (Kauno rajono savivaldybė) is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania. The seat of the municipality is the city of Kaunas, which does not belong to the municipality but is a separate administrative unit. It surrounds the Kaunas City Municipality from the north, west and south, while in the east Kaunas district municipality borders Kaišiadorys District Municipality. Kaunas District Municipality has the second largest international airport in Lithuania (Kaunas International Airport), and is well connected by major roads (A1 highway and Via Baltica), as well as railways with other cities of Lithuania.

Kaunas District Municipality

Kauno rajono savivaldybė
Landscape near Lepšiškiai
Landscape near Lepšiškiai
Coat of arms of Kaunas District Municipality
Coat of arms
Official logo of Kaunas District Municipality
Location of Kaunas district municipality within Lithuania
Location of Kaunas district municipality within Lithuania
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija / Suvalkija
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
CapitalKaunas
Elderships25
Area
 • Total1,496 km2 (578 sq mi)
Area rank14th
Population
 (2014 census)[1]
 • Total81,400
 • Rank7th
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Density rank13th
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Telephone code37
Major settlements
Websitewww.krs.lt

GeographyEdit

NatureEdit

The rivers Neman (Lithuanian: Nemunas), Neris, Nevėžis, Jiesia and Dubysa pass through the Kaunas District area. Kaunas Reservoir borders the east side of the district. It also has 7 lakes and 14 ponds in the area.

The largest forests are: Dubrava, Padauguva, Varluva, Zapyškis. Girionys Park is home to some rare and exotic plant life. Žalgiris memorial park is located at Cinkiškė village.

MoundsEdit

There are a total of 20[2] nationally recognized mounds located in Kaunas District Municipality area. More notable mounds are:

  • Piepaliai mound
  • Lantainiai mound
  • Bernatoniai mound
  • Pypliai mound
  • Samylai mound
  • Pakalniškiai mound
  • Guogai mound
  • Ringovė mound
  • Jaučakiai mound
  • Altoniškiai mound
  • Jadagoniai mound

PreservesEdit

Kaunas District has a large number of nature reserves. Including:

SettlementsEdit

Kaunas District Municipality consists of:

CultureEdit

An ethnic culture and crafts museum can be found in Vilkija, Babtai has a museum of ethnography and in Saliai there is an underground press museum. Among other note-worthy places are a racing circuit in Kačerginė called Nemuno žiedas, also a total of 19 surviving manors (the most famous are Raudondvaris, and "Babtynas" located in Žemaitkiemis), the old church of Zapyškis (Church of St. John the Baptist) and Monastery of Discalced Carmelites in Paštuva.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lietuvai 100". lietuva.lt. Archived from the original on 2005-09-01. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. ^ "Lietuvos piliakalniai". www.piliakalniai.lt.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 55°00′N 23°50′E / 55.000°N 23.833°E / 55.000; 23.833