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State : Lithuania Lithuania
District : Klaipeda
Municipality : Palanga
Coordinates : 55 ° 55 '  N , 21 ° 4'  E Coordinates: 55 ° 55 '  N , 21 ° 4'  E
Area (place) : 79  km²
Inhabitants (place) : 17,574 (2009)
Population density : 222 inhabitants per km²
Time zone : EET (UTC + 2)
Telephone code : (+370) 460
Postal code : 00136
License plate : L.
Status: City in the municipality of Palanga
Structure : Districts
Mayor : Šarūnas Vaitkus
( Tėvynės sąjunga - Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai )
Postal address : Vytauto g. 73, LT-00134
Website :
Palanga (Lithuania)

Listen to Palanga ? / I ( altkurisch pa-langa: the sump hole; German Palanga , Polish Połąga ) is a seaside resort in the südkurischen landscape Megowe in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea about 20 km north of the district capital of Klaipėda (dt. Memel and about 300 km northwest of the Lithuanian capital) Vilnius . In a northerly direction it is less than 20 km to the Latvian border. Along with the Curonian Spit, Palanga is one of the centers of Lithuanian tourism  - with hotels , campsites and a long beach promenade with a pier. Audio file / audio sample


The place came to the Teutonic Order in 1253 . In the Peace of Brest in 1435 the area fell to Lithuania and Palanga became the center of a Starostei . For centuries, Palanga was the only Lithuanian access to the Baltic Sea. The port was built in today's part of the municipality of Šventoji . The Swedes won the Great Northern War in 1705 in a battle near Palanga over the Russians and took the city. As a result of the 3rd partition of Poland in 1795 Palanga came to Russia and in 1819 within the Russian Empire to the Courland Governorate . During the Polish November uprising in 1831, the place was partially burned down. After the formation of the Baltic States in 1918, Palanga first belonged to Latvia and fell to Lithuania on March 30, 1921 as part of a border adjustment to give it access to the Baltic Sea. The district of Nemirseta (German: Nimmersatt), located in the southern part of the city, belonged to the Prussian province of East Prussia until 1919 and was, as an independent municipality, the northernmost town of the German Empire .

In 2013, Palanga was the cultural capital of Lithuania .

Administrative division and judiciary

Palanga is a town in Palanga Municipality , Klaipėda District .

The administrative structure of the municipality is asymmetric: managed While the city Palanga directly from the community, subject to the touristy Šventoji and the place Būtingė the seniūnija , District Šventoji . The place of Šventoji has a long history, as evidenced by ancient finds.

The Palanga District Court is the lowest level of jurisdiction in Palanga. The next higher instance is the Klaipėda District Court .

Culture and sights

  • The 1000 km race of Palanga , a motorsport event, has been held in front of the city at the intersection of the A13 and A11 highways since 2000 .

Transport and economy

Twin cities

We have been on friendly terms with the city of Oldenburg in Holstein , Germany, since 2016 . GermanyGermany 


See also

  • (166229) Palanga, asteroid of the main inner belt


  • Algimantas Semaška, Darius Alekna, Ingrida Andreikevičienė: Coast of Lithuania. Klaipėda County Tourist Guide: Klaipėda, Neringa, Palanga . Algimantas, Vilnius 1997, ISBN 9986-509-35-1 .
  • Hans Feldmann, Heinz von zur Mühlen (Hrsg.): Baltic historical local dictionary, part 2: Latvia (southern Livland and Courland). Böhlau, Cologne 1990, ISBN 3-412-06889-6 , p. 478.

Web links

Commons : Palanga  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. a b c Hans Feldmann, Heinz von zur Mühlen (ed.): Baltic historical local dictionary, part 2: Latvia (southern Livonia and Courland). Böhlau, Cologne 1990, p. 478.
  2. ^ Karl Reinhold Kupffer (ed.): Baltic regional studies . Löffler, Riga 1911, Vol. 1, p. 488.