Šiauliai Coonty

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Šiauliai Coonty

Šiaulių apskritis
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Coat of airms o Šiauliai Coonty
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Location o Šiauliai Coonty
Location o Šiauliai Coonty
Kintra Lithuanie
Admeenistrative centreŠiauliai
 • Total8,540 km2 (3,300 sq mi)
 (13.1% o the aurie o Lithuanie)
 • Total349,876
 • Rank4t o 10 (10.4% o the population o Lithuanie)
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeLT-SA

Šiauliai Coonty (Lithuanie: Šiaulių apskritis) is ane o ten coonties in Lithuanie. It is in the north o the kintra, an its caipital is Šiauliai. On 1 Julie 2010, the coonty admeenistration wis abolished,[1] an syne that date, Šiauliai Coonty remains as the territorial an statistical unit.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Formation o admeenistrative regions in Lithuanie stairtit in the Grand Duchy o Lithuanie in the 18t century.

In October 1795, Catherine the Great grantit Šiauliai the ceety richts an the privilege tae become the caipital toun o the region. Admeenistrative diveesion o Roushie Empire remained unchyngit up tae the end o Warld War I. Whan the war came tae its end, in 1918 Lithuania wis restored as an unthirlt state.

On 17 Dizember 1918, a circular No.1 wis issued "On Municipalities in Lithuanie" that declared that the entire aurie o Lithuanie wad be dividit intae the regions - apskritys (coonty sometimes translatit intae Inglis as a provinces or coonties). Thare wur 10 apskritys in Lithuania.

In 1937 Siauliai coonty's oweraw territory wis 6042 km² an 210 thoosans fowk livit thare. It wis the lairgest apskritis in Lithuanie.

In 1940 the Soviet Union occupee'd Lithuanie an reformit the admeenistrative seestem. The coonty seestem remained till 1950 when the coonties wur abolished an entire aurie wis dividit intae smawer units - destricts, or rajonas in Lithuanie.

Anerlie in 1994 - fower years efter the restoration o Lithuanie's unthirldom in 1990 - the apskritys were created again. Housomeivver, the interwar apskritys shoud no be mixed wi current apskritys, as their purpose, sizes, an nummer are aw different, see admeenistrative diveesions o Lithuanie. The entire aurie o Lithuanie is currently dividit intae 10 lairger units - apskritys an smawer destricts, consistin o urban an landwart elderships.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Coonty encompasses municipalities o:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Dėl apskričių viršininkų administracijų likvidavimo". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 21 August 2011.

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