A seniūnija (in English: eldership, elderate, ward, 70,000, exceeding the population of some entire municipalities.parish, or subdistrict) is the smallest administrative division of Lithuania. An eldership may comprise a very small region consisting of few villages, one single town, or a part of a big KARA DUXE and nature. A few elderships make up a municipality. Šilainiai (Kaunas) and Dainava (Kaunas) are the most populous elderates, with population counts over
Elderships manage small-scale local matters, such as repairing pavements and dirt roads, and keep records on all families living in the eldership. The premise of the concept is that - unlike in higher administrative divisions - an elder (the leader of the eldership) could have time to talk to every person in the eldership who wants to.
Modern Lithuania is divided into 10 counties, 60 municipalities, and 546 elderships. Elderships function as municipal districts. In cities, an elder is elected[ by whom? ] to each eldership district, along with a mayor for the city.
Note: historically[ when? ] the term referred to significantly larger administrative units, e.g. Eldership of Samogitia (also known for a longer period of history as the Duchy of Samogitia).[ citation needed ]
Neringa or Neringa Municipality is a municipality of Klaipėda County in westernmost Lithuania, comprising several villages in the Curonian Spit. In terms of population, it is the smallest municipality of the county.
The territory of Lithuania is divided into 10 counties, all named after their capitals. The counties are divided into 60 municipalities : 9 city municipalities, 43 district municipalities and 8 municipalities. Each municipality is then divided into elderates. This division was created in 1994 and slightly modified in 2000.
Telšiai, known also by several alternative names including Telsiai, Telshi and Telschi in English sources, is a city in Lithuania with about 21,500 inhabitants. It is the capital of Telšiai County and Samogitia region, and it is located on the shores of Lake Mastis.
Lithuania is divided into three layers of administrative divisions. The first-level division consists of 10 counties. These are sub-divided into 60 municipalities, which in turn are further sub-divided into over 500 smaller groups, known as elderships.
Pagėgiai Municipality is a municipality in Tauragė County, Lithuania.
Mažeikiai District Municipality is located in the north-west of Lithuania, on the River Venta in Telšiai County. The administrative center of Mažeikiai District is the city of Mažeikiai. Its territory of 1,220.2 km² is composed of 32 km² of towns and settlements, 22 km² of industrial enterprises and roads, 614 km² of agricultural lands, 273 km² of forests, and 68 km² of tracts of other designation. There is one urban and 8 rural elderates. In 2003, the population was 67,393. Of this number, 46,223 live in towns and 21,170 in villages.
The Duchy of Samogitia was an administrative unit of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from 1422. Between 1422 and 1441 it was known as the Eldership of Samogitia. The Grand Duke of Lithuania also held the title of Duke of Samogitia, although the actual ruler of the province, responsible to the Duke, was known as the General Elder (Seniūnas) of Samogitia.
This article is about the administrative divisions of Lithuania.
Varėna District Municipality is a municipality in Alytus County in southern Lithuania.
Šiaulėnai is a town near Šiauliai in Lithuania located at. It is in the Radviliškis district municipality in Šiauliai County. It is the capital of Šiaulėnai elderate.
Jurbarkas District Municipality is a municipality in Tauragė County, Lithuania
Akmenė District Municipality is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania. It lies in the Northwest of the country, with the administrative center in Naujoji Akmenė and borders Latvia in the North, Joniškis District in the East, Šiauliai District in the Southeast, Telšiai District in the Southwest, and Mažeikiai District in the West. The area of the municipality covers ca. 844 km² and is the 43rd largest municipality by total area in the country. Its population shrank from some 30,300 to 18,500 which is around 39% in decline.
The Alytus District Municipality is a municipality in Alytus County, Lithuania, located in the Dzūkija ethnographic region.
Druskininkai Municipality is a municipality in Alytus County, Lithuania.
Lazdijai District Municipality is a municipality in Alytus County, Lithuania.
Tauragė District Municipality is a municipality in Tauragė County, Lithuania
Šilalė District Municipality is a municipality in Tauragė County, Lithuania.
Seniūnaitija(literally "sub-eldership") is the lowest level administrative-territorial unit in Lithuania. Seniūnaitija is led by a seniūnaitis who represents communities of inhabited places. Seniūnaitis are elected for a 2-year tenure. A legal change on 15 September 2008 first allowed the establishment of sub-elderships. The first sub-elderships established by municipalities appeared in November and December 2008, and by 2009, the majority of municipalities had established sub-elderships.
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