Ukmergė district municipality


Ukmergė district municipality

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Ukmergė district municipality
native_name=Ukmergės rajono savivaldybė



map_caption = Location of Ukmergė district municipality
image_shield = Ukmerge COA.gif
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = LTU
subdivision_type1=Ethnographic region
subdivision_name1=Aukštaitija
subdivision_type2=County
subdivision_name2=Vilnius County
seat_type=Capital
seat=Ukmergė
parts_type=Elderships
p1=Autolink|Deltuva
p2=Autolink|Lyduokiai
p3=Autolink|Pabaiskas
p4=Autolink|Pivonija
p5=Autolink|Siesikai
p6=Autolink|Liaušiai
p7=Autolink|Taujėnai
p8=Autolink|Ukmergė
p9=Autolink|Vepriai
p10=Autolink|Vidiškiai
p11=Autolink|Želva
p12=Autolink|Žemaitkiemis
established_title=
established_date =
established_date2 =
population_total = 48,700
population_as_of = 2001
area_total_km2 = 1395
timezone=EET
utc_offset=+2
timezone_DST=EEST
utc_offset_DST=+3
website=http://www.ukmerge.lt

The Ukmergė district municipality is a municipality in Vilnius County, Lithuania. The capital of municipality is Ukmergė, the largest settlement and only city in municipality. The entire municipality belongs to Aukštaitija ethnographic region.

ettlements

There are 10 towns in Ukmergė municipality: Deltuva, Lyduokiai, Pabaiskas, Siesikai, Šešuoliai, Taujėnai, Vepriai, Vidiškiai, Želva and Žemaitkiemis. Ukmergė municipality shares the second place in Lithuania (with Radviliškis district municipality) according to the number of towns. There are 612 villages in the municipality.

Vepriai is the most populous town in the municipality and is a local tourism (notably rural tourism) center. Siesikai is best known for the 16th century Renaissance Siesikai (Daumantai) Castle near Siesikai Lake. Deltuva has been the centre of the important Deltuva Land at the ememrgence of the centralised Lithuanian State. The ruins of one of the first Calvinist churches in Lithuania (17th century, Renaissance style) are near Deltuva. Pabaiskas was established near the location where the notorious Battle of Pabaiskas between the armies led by Žygimantas Kęstutaitis and Švitrigaila has taken place on 1 September 1435.

The first president of the independent Lithuanian state Antanas Smetona was born in Užulėnis, now Ukmergė District.

Geography

The eastern part of the municipality belongs to Aukštaitijan Highlands and the north-western part is in Middle Lithuanian Lowlands.

Šventoji River is the largest river in the municipality and Širvinta River is the second. The other rivers are Siesartis, Mūša and Armona. Lake Lėnas is the largest lake (2.65 km²) and Lake Žirnajai is the deepest (average of 9.8 meters).

Woodlands cover about 29 percents of the district, swamps occupy 2.3 percent and 54.5 percent is an arable land. [ url=http://www.ukmerge.lt/EasyAdmin/sys/files/Esamu%20turizmo_1.doc ]

ee also

*List of municipalities in Lithuania
*Subdivisions of Lithuania
*Counties of Lithuania

References


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