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About Lithuania » Marijampolė
The municipality of Marijampolė borders with the district of Vilkaviškis in the west, Kazlų Rūda Municipality in the north, Kalvarija Municipality in the south, and districts of Prienai and Alytus in the east.
The centre of the municipality is Marijampolė, the largest town in Sūduva (Suvalkija) region. It is the seventh biggest town in Lithuania, the centre of the county situated on both banks of the Šešupė river. The distance from Marijampolė to Vilnius is 139 km, to Klaipėda - 231 km, and to the border of Poland - 38 km.
The municipality is located at the intersection of very important highways. One of them, Via Baltica, after the reconstruction will join Helsinki (Finland) with Central and Southern Europe. The other highway connects Kaliningrad to Moscow via Minsk (Byelorussia). Marijampolė town has a convenient connection to other towns of Southern Lithuania. There is a railway Kaunas - Šeštokai - Alytus passing through Marijampolė.
The town of Marijampolė and its 6 surrounding communities make the territory of Marijampolė municipality. They are: Gudeliai, Igliauka, Liudvinavas, Marijampolė, Sasnava, and Šunskai communities. Marijampolė municipality covers 75,5 thousand hectares of land; 72% of which is an agricultural area, 12,3% is covered by forests; 4,2% - towns and villages, 2% - industrial enterprises and roads; and 6,9% - the area of other purposes.