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Lithuania - Taurages apskritis

Short overview of the labour market


Tauragė County is located in the western part of Lithuania and occupies the southern portion of Žemaitija ethnographic region. It includes the areas of Jurbarkas, Šilalė, Tauragė Districts and Pagėgiai Municipality. The centre of the county is Tauragė Town. Other towns in the county include Jurbarkas, Pagėgiai, Panemunė, Skaudvilė, Smalininkai and Šilalė. Tauragė County shares borders with the Russian Federation (Kaliningrad Oblast) and the counties of Kaunas, Klaipėda, Marijampolė, Šiauliai and Telšiai in Lithuania. In terms of its surface area, Tauragė County is the second smallest county (4 411.4 km²) after Telšiai County. Towns and settlements cover 96 km², with industry and the road network accounting for 75 km². Roads and built-up areas occupy 2% of the total land area of the county. Farmland accounts for 2 480 km2 (56% of the total land area of the county), forests for 1 289 km2 (31% of the total area), water bodies for 103 km2 (3% of the total area), and other areas for 368 km2 (6% of the total area). Tauragė County is the smallest county in Lithuania in terms of population. It is home to 92 600 people, or just under 3.5% of Lithuania’s total population. 42% of the county’s population live in urban areas, and 58% in the countryside. The county capital Tauragė has a population of 21 516.

The region places particular emphasis on the development of green (renewable) energy (biomass, wind, water and solar energy). The most important industries are: food and beverages (dairy, meat, bread and pastry products), furniture and wood (construction wood, wooden pallets, solid wood and chipboard furniture), textiles and protective clothing (textiles and protective clothes, fishing nets and ropes).


Text last edited on: 04/2020

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