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Lithuania - Siauliu apskritis

Short overview of the labour market


Šiauliai County is located in the north of Lithuania and covers parts of western Aukštaitija and Žemaitija ethnographic regions. The county consists of Šiauliai town and the municipal territories of Akmenė, Joniškis, Kelmė, Pakruojis, Radviliškis and Šiauliai. In terms of size, Šiauliai County is the second largest county in the Republic of Lithuania with an area of 8,540 km² (13.1% of the territory of Lithuania). The population of Šiauliai County makes up one-tenth of the national population, making it the fourth most populous county in Lithuania. According to the data from Statistics Lithuania for 2021, the population of Šiauliai County is 259,897 (including 101,862 in of Šiauliai City).

Šiauliai County is rapidly acquiring intellectual and industrial potential. Agriculture and the processing of agricultural products are key to the county's economy. The textile, electronic, IT and plastic finishing industries are developing in Šiauliai town. Šiauliai is famous for TV sets and bicycles produced here. Šiauliai County is considered to be a convenient geographic location owing to an intersection of main trunk roads and a developed railway network.



Text last edited on: 05/2021