Šilutė district municipality

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Šilutės rajono savivaldybė
(Šilutė Rajong municipality (Heydekrug))
Coat of arms of Šilutės rajono savivaldybė
Polen Russland Lettland Weißrussland Gemeinde Neringa Stadtgemeinde Klaipėda Rajongemeinde Klaipėda Rajongemeinde Šilutė Stadtgemeinde Palanga Rajongemeinde Kretinga Rajongemeinde Skuodas Rajongemeinde Plungė Gemeinde Rietavas Rajongemeinde Šilalė Rajongemeinde Tauragė Gemeinde Pagėgiai Rajongemeinde Jurbarkas Rajongemeinde Mažeikiai Rajongemeinde Telšiai Rajongemeinde Kelmė Rajongemeinde Šiauliai Rajongemeinde Akmenė Rajongemeinde Joniškis Raseiniai Rajongemeinde Radviliškis Stadtgemeinde Šiauliai Pakruojis Rajongemeinde Pasvalys Rajongemeinde Biržai Rajongemeinde Kupiškis Rajongemeinde Rokiškis Rajongemeinde Panevėžys Stadtgemeinde Panevėžys Rajongemeinde Kėdainiai Rajongemeinde Anykščiai Rajongemeinde Utena Rajongemeinde Ukmergė Rajongemeinde Zarasai Gemeinde Visaginas Rajongemeinde Ignalina Rajongemeinde Molėtai Rajongemeinde Švenčionys Rajongemeinde Jonava Stadtgemeinde Kaunas Rajongemeinde Kaunas Rajongemeinde Širvintos Rajongemeinde Šakiai Rajongemeinde Kaišiadorys Gemeinde Elektrėnai Gemeinde Kazlų Rūda Stadtgemeinde Vilnius Rajongemeinde Vilnius Rajongemeinde Trakai Rajongemeinde Vilkaviškis Gemeinde Birštonas Rajongemeinde Prienai Gemeinde Kalvarija Rajongemeinde Lazdijai Gemeinde Druskininkai Rajongemeinde Varėna Stadtgemeinde Alytus Rajongemeinde Šalčininkai Rajongemeinde Alytus Gemeinde MarijampolėLocation map of Šilutės rajono savivaldybė
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district Klaipeda
Coordinates 55 ° 21 ′  N , 21 ° 29 ′  E Coordinates: 55 ° 21 ′  N , 21 ° 29 ′  E
Parish seat Šilutė
Biggest cities / towns Šilutė (14,968 E)
Švėkšna (2,053 E)
Number of cities 1
Number of towns 7th
Number of villages 311
Residents 53,376
surface 1706 km²
Population density 31
prefix +370 441
Ruling party Liberalų ir centro sąjunga
mayor Arvydas Jakas
Size of the parish council 27 seats
ISO 3166-2 LT-46

The Šilutė Rajong Municipality is one of the 60 self-governments in Lithuania . It is known for its floods when the ice on the Memel begins to melt. It is the only municipality in Lithuania that is regularly flooded. The unemployment rate fell from 10.9% in January 2003 to 7.7% in January 2005. However, the national rate is 1.2–1.7% higher.


The total area of ​​the municipality is 1706 km². Of these, 20% (340 km²) are forests, 20.4% (348 km²) water (especially the Memel Delta), 35.8% (611 km²) cultivated soils, 13.2% (226 km²) pastures and meadows and 3, 5% (60 km²) roads and buildings. The area of ​​the Rajongemeinde Šilutė covers a large part of Lithuania Minor and extends north-east into Lower Lithuania. In the southern part there are areas with meadow pastures. There are large populations of migratory birds in the Memel Delta and Windenburger Eck . Rusnė , a small town (miestelis) in the Memel Delta, is the only Lithuanian island town; some parts are below sea level.


As in almost all rural areas of Lithuania, including small and medium-sized towns, the population development is characterized by rural exodus. Over 14,000 of the community residents are children under the age of 15 and about 10,000 are over ...

coat of arms

The coat of arms was created in 1968. It shows the sails of a ship. At the very top is a traditional wind direction indicator as used by fishermen. Below is a horn, the ancient symbol of the post office. These symbols indicate the Curonian Lagoon , fishing and Šilutė as an ancient seaport. An important post road ran through Šilutė.

Administrative districts of the Šilutė Rajong Municipality


The Rajongemeinde (Šilutės rajono savivaldybė) includes (2001 population figures)

  • 311 villages including:


Town twinning

See also