Pakruojis District Municipality
|Pakruojis District Municipality
Pakruojo rajono savivaldybė
|Location of Pakruojis district municipality within Lithuania
Location of Pakruojis district municipality within Lithuania
|• Mayor||Saulius Gegieckas|
|• Ruling party||Lithuanian Social Democratic Party|
|• Council size||25 members|
|• Total||1,316 km2 (508 sq mi)|
|Population (2001 census)|
|• Density||22/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||50th|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Pakruojis District Municipality is one of 60 municipalities in Lithuania. It is an agricultural district, situated in the north of Lithuania and bordering with Latvia. The rivers Kruoja, Mūša and others flow through the district. Forests occupy 16.7% of the territory of the Pakruojis district. It is close to two major cities: Šiauliai is 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the west, and Panevėžys - about 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the southeast.
Pakruojis is known as one of the main centres of traditional Lithuanian brewing, along with Pasvalys and Biržai. The founder of the Lithuanian beer website alutis.lt reports that there are 19 breweries in the Pakruojis distinct. Most bars in town feature local type of beer. The main park in Pakruojis features a collection of local folk-art wood carvings.
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