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Lithuania - Panevezio apskritis

Short overview of the labour market

 

Panevėžys County is located in north-eastern Lithuania. Panevėžys is the centre of the county and of Aukštaitija ethnographic region. At present, the county area covers Panevėžys town and the municipalities of Biržai, Kupiškis, Panevėžys, Pasvalys and Rokiškis. In terms of its surface area, Panevėžys County is the fourth largest county in Lithuania. Towns and settlements cover an area of 20 200 ha, industry and roads cover 14 500 ha, farmland accounts for 482 200 ha, forests – 210 900 ha, bodies of water – 20 000 ha and the remaining area of 40,600 ha is used for a variety of other purposes.

Panevėžys is the fifth largest town in the Republic of Lithuania. It is intersected by major roads as well as the Via Baltica highway, whilst the town has rail connections and the historic narrow-gauge railway line used by tourists.

Panevėžys County is dominated by small and medium-sized businesses, companies with 1 to 9 employees accounting for the bulk of operations. The main industries are timber production and the manufacture of furniture, meat, bread and bakery products. Though conditions are favourable for agriculture, major investments and reliable partners are needed.

 

Text last edited on: 04/2020


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