Administrative territorial division

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Administrative territorial division of the Republic of Lithuania

The territorial administrative units of the Republic of Lithuania are counties and municipalities. The territory of the Republic of Lithuania currently comprises 10 counties and 60 munici­palities.

The county is a higher administrative unit. It is formed from the territories of the municipalities characterized by common social, economic and ethno-cultural interests.


The territorial administrative units of the Republic of Lithuania consist of residential areas, which are divided into urban and rural residential areas. Cities and towns are attributed to urban, townships, villages and isolated farmsteads – to rural residential areas.

Based on the data of the state enterprise Centre of Registers, on 1 January 2018, there were 103 cities/towns in the country.

Resident population by city/town at the beginning of the year