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Biržai District Municipality

Biržai District Municipality
Biržų rajono savivaldybė
Municipality
The Green Forest (Žalioji giria)
The Green Forest (Žalioji giria)
Coat of arms of Biržai District Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Biržai district municipality within Lithuania
Location of Biržai district municipality within Lithuania
Coordinates: 56°16′58″N 24°48′45″E / 56.28278°N 24.81250°E / 56.28278; 24.81250
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyPanevezys County flag.svg Panevėžys County
CapitalBiržai
Elderships8
Area
 • Total1,476 km2 (570 sq mi)
Area rank16th
Population (2001 census)
 • Total35,500
 • Rank34th
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
 • Density rank44th
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Telephone code450
Major settlements
Websitewww.birzai.lt

Biržai District Municipality Lithuanian municipality, located in northern Lithuania, Aukštaitija ethnographic region, Panevėžys County.

The towns of Biržai and Vabalninkas lie within the district. About 64% of its land is agricultural, including a number of organic farms. Portions are protected in Biržai Regional Park and as botanical and geological reserves.[1]

Administrative division

Biržai District Municipality hosts 8 elderates:

  • Biržai city elderate,
  • Nemunėlis Radviliškis elderate,
  • Pabiržiai elderate,
  • Pačeriaukštė elderate,
  • Papilys elderate,
  • Parovėja elderate,
  • Širvėna rural elderate
  • Vabalninkas rural elderate

Landmarks

Structure

District structure:

Biggest population (2001):

References

  1. ^ "Biržai district municipality". Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 2009-06-19.