Regions of Lithuania (edition 2020)
Administrative territorial division
Administrative territorial division of the Republic of Lithuania
The territorial administrative units of the Republic of Lithuania are counties and municipalities. Counties are formed from the territories of the municipalities characterized by common social, economic and ethno-cultural interests.
The territory of the Republic of Lithuania currently comprises 10 counties and 60 municipalities. The majority of municipalities are divided into smaller territorial units – wards.
Based on the data of the state enterprise Centre of Registers, on 1 February 2019, there were 103 cities/towns, 252 townships, 19 075 villages, 16 railway stations and 1 586 isolated farmsteads (the number of villages, railway stations and isolated farmsteads for various reasons may vary).
Statistical territorial division of the Republic of Lithuania
On 6 January 2016, by Resolution No 5 “On the formation of the Capital region and the Central and Western Lithuania region” of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, two new regions were formed: the Capital region is comprised of Vilnius county municipalities and the Central and Western Lithuania region is comprised of the remaining counties – Alytus, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Marijampolė, Panevėžys, Šiauliai, Tauragė, Telšiai and Utena.
Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council, a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) for the purposes of collecting, producing and disseminating harmonised regional statistics in the EU has been established. According to Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2066 of 21 November 2016, for Lithuania, since 1 January 2018, the following new equivalents corresponding to NUTS classification levels have been applied: NUTS 1 level – Lithuania, NUTS 2 level – the Capital Region and the Central and Western Lithuania region, NUTS 3 level – counties.
For Lithuania, since 1 January 2018, NUTS classification has been applied.
More information on the NUTS classification is available on Eurostat’s website.