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Alytus District Municipality

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Country  Lithuania
Capital  Alytus

Area  1,404 km2
Mayor  Monika Razanauskiene

Map of Alytus District Municipality

The Alytus District Municipality (Lithuanian: Alytaus rajono savivaldybė) is a municipality in Alytus County, Lithuania, located in the Dzūkija ethnographic region.

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This municipality was founded in 1950, and until 1953 was a part of the Kaunas Province. In 1959, another reorganization of parts of the former Simnas and Daugai municipalities occurred, which included the towns of Simnas and Daugai. In 1962 it was expanded more, attaching part of the former Jieznas municipality. In 1968 parts of the municipality were attached to the Prienai District Municipality and Trakai District Municipality, and 1969 another part of Varėna District Municipality.

The current Coat of Arms of the Alytus district municipality was announced by Lithuanian presidential decree on August 7, 2001.

Seniūnijos (Elderships or Wards)

The Alytus district municipality contains 11 seniūnijos (in English: elderships or wards); the main town or village is listed for each.

  1. Alytaus eldership – Miklusėnai
  2. Alovės eldership – Alovė
  3. Butrimonių eldership – Butrimonys
  4. Daugų eldership – Daugai
  5. Krokialaukio eldership – Krokialaukis
  6. Miroslavo eldership – Miroslavas
  7. Nemunaičio eldership – Nemunaitis
  8. Pivašiūnų eldership – Pivašiūnai
  9. Punios eldership – Punia
  10. Raitininkų eldership – Makniūnai
  11. Simno eldership – Simnas

Structure

District structure:

  • 2 cities – Daugai and Simnas;
  • 3 towns – Butrimonys, Krokialaukis, Nemunaitis;
  • 426 villages.
  • Biggest population (2001):

  • Simnas – 1980
  • Daugai – 1458
  • Butrimonys – 1126
  • Miklusėnai – 1021
  • Punia – 809
  • Luksnėnai – 614
  • Venciūnai – 588
  • Alovė – 552
  • Daugai (village) – 480
  • Ūdrija – 453
  • Population by locality

  • Status: M, MST - city, town / K, GST - village / VS - steading
  • References

    Alytus District Municipality Wikipedia


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