Ukmergė is often called the largest crossroad of Lithuania. Two important international roads cross here. Even four major Lithuanian cities – Vilnius (78 km), Kaunas (69 km), Panevėžys (71 km) and Utena (64 km) are situated close to the town. Ukmergė district borders on Anykščiai, Panevėžys, Kėdainiai, Jonava, Širvintos and Molėtai districts. Such convenient geographical position determines possibilities for business expansion, rapid development of leisure and tourism services. On 1 January 2010 there were 44 792 residents in Ukmergė district, including 26 974 town residents. Lithuanian residents of the district amount to 93 percent, Russians – 6 percent, Poles, Ukrainians and Byelorussians – 1 percent respectively. 

Today Ukmergė is proud of 13 remarkable mounds, 10 reserves, and a lot of monuments of historical and cultural heritage. The picturesque old town of Ukmergė is one of the oldest ones in Lithuania. The cosy village of Užulėnis is the birthplace of the first president of Lithuania Antanas Smetona. His manor is still extant there.

                      Photo by: Dainius Vytas

Last Update: 2018-04-10 09:11:43