Panevėžys County (Lithuanian: Panevėžio apskritis) is one of ten counties in Lithuania. It is in the north-east of the country, and its capital is Panevėžys. On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished,[3] and since that date, Panevėžys County remains as the territorial and statistical unit.

Panevėžys County
Panevėžio apskritis
Panevėžys, largest city in county
Panevėžys, largest city in county
Flag of Panevėžys County
Coat of arms of Panevėžys County
Location of Panevėžys County
Location of Panevėžys County
Country Lithuania
Administrative centrePanevėžys
 • Total7,878 km2 (3,042 sq mi)
 (12.1% of the area of Lithuania)
 • Total211,189
 • Rank5th of 10 (8.4% of the population of Lithuania)
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Total€3.6 billion (2022)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeLT-PN
HDI (2017)0.831[2]
very high · 4th

History edit

Historical documents from the 16th century mention Panevėžys as an administrative region.

Municipalities edit

Panevėžys County comprises the following municipalities:

  Biržai district municipality
  Kupiškis district municipality
  Panevėžys city municipality
  Panevėžys district municipality
  Pasvalys district municipality
  Rokiškis district municipality

Geography edit

Panevėžys county is the fourth largest county in Lithuania:

  • 202 km² cities and towns;
  • 145 km² factories and roads;
  • 4822 km² farmland;
  • 2109 km² forests;
  • 200 km² lakes and streams;
  • 406 km² other.

Panevėžys County borders with Latvia, and also with Lithuanian counties of Utena, Vilnius, Kaunas and Šiauliai.

Tourism edit

The region offers 9 hotels and 7 country inns for tourists and travellers. There are 8 tourist agencies and 3 tourist information centers catering to the public.

Industry edit

Panevėžys County generates more than 3.4 billion Litas of GNP. Average annual household income is 10.6 thousand Litas (approx 2.6 thousand US dollars). The county is responsible for approximately 7% of the national industrial output. There are 105 factories and concerns employing 17 thousand workers. In the year 2000, factory output topped 1.76 billion Litas.

References edit

  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Dėl apskričių viršininkų administracijų likvidavimo". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 21 August 2011.

External links edit

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