Prienai District Municipality (Lithuania)
Prienai District is located in the Southern part of Lithuania, its total area is 1 141 square kilometres and has population of 34 522. Through the City of Prienai flows Nemunas River. Prienai City is a very important point of intersection which is connected with main cities of Lithuania – Vilnius (100km) and Kaunas (30km). Prienai District is divided in 10 elderships.
First Twining Contract was signed in November 18th 1999, it was renewed in 2005, but on July 2nd 2010 a new contract for next five years with newly created Talsi Regional Municipality was signed. The main aspects of cooperation:
It is already a tradition that delegation from Talsi Municipality in May visit annual celebrations in Prienai, as well as, other folklore festivals. And each summer delegations from Prienai District visit celebrations of Town of Talsi, amateur theatre festivals or Dižmāra Fair.
Educational cooperation between Talsi, Skolkovo and Prienai Municipalities has lasted for more than 13 years, with schoolchildren participation in international learning and recreational camp MAN in Talsi Municipality. Creative groups are continuing exchange visits to take part in different celebrations, as well as, in art exhibition openings.