The territory of Jurbarkas district municipality is related to infrastructural, social and economic relations with the territories of Tauragė, Kaunas and Marijampolė counties, as well as with the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. Jurbarkas district municipality is one of the four municipalities that make up Tauragė county. Borders with Tauragė district, Šakiai district, Pagėgiai, Raseiniai district and Kaunas district municipalities.
The territory of Jurbarkas district covers 1507 sq. km. The Jurbarkas region is also called the Nemunas region, as the Nemunas, Mituva with tributaries, the lower reaches of Dubysa, Šešuvis with the tributary Šaltuona meander about 70 km. About 35 percent of the municipality’s territory is covered by forests, the largest of which is the Karšuva forest, in the western part of the district there is the Viešvilė Reserve, and the Panemuniai Regional Park stretches east from Šilinė.
Jurbarkas district municipality is divided into twelve elderships – Eržvilkas, Girdžiai, Jurbarkas, Jurbarkas city, Juodaičiai, Raudonė, Seredžius, Skirsnemunė, Smalininkai, Šimkaičiai, Veliuona, Viešvilė. There are two towns in the municipality – Jurbarkas, Smalininkai, seven smaller towns – Eržvilkas, Raudonė, Seredžius, Šimkaičiai, Vadžgirys, Veliuona, Viešvilė and 355 villages. At the beginning of 2017, 26,886 inhabitants lived in Jurbarkas district municipality.
The natural environment and landscape of the Jurbarkas region are very favorable for recreation and tourism. Rivers, forests, parks are valuable assets. There are great prospects for the establishment of enterprises in the area that provide services to agriculture and are closely related to agricultural activities, as most of the working-age population works in agriculture. Due to the natural environment, there are exceptional conditions for the development of tourism and river shipping in the territory of the Jurbarkas district municipality. Jurbarkas district is crossed by an inland waterway of international significance on the Nemunas River Kaunas – Klaipėda. This road through Klaipeda port connects central Lithuania with the international routes of the Western European inland water system.
The main transport connections in Jurbarkas district are realized by land. The length of local roads in Jurbarkas district municipality reaches 1033 km, 90% of which are paved roads. Railway infrastructure is not developed. The northern part of Jurbarkas district is crossed by the 10.2 km long railway route Radviliškis – Pagėgiai. Currently, there are 4 stationary and 3 mobile piers for small boats in Jurbarkas district. One stationary pier is adapted for loading construction materials, the other for transporting passengers.
Dominant industries in Jurbarkas: wood processing, production of construction materials, construction works, transportation services, production of agricultural products, production and sale of meat products, construction of power transmission lines, sewing, confectionery production, retail. In 2018, the number of economic entities operating in Jurbarkas district reached 509. The main companies of Jurbarkas district: UAB “Žilinskis ir ko”, M. Stankevičiaus firma “Manvesta”, UAB “Jurlota”, UAB “Dainiai”, UAB “Jurmelsta”, UAB “Jurbarkų mesa”, UAB “Lukšių pienine”, UAB “SCAN prekyba”, individual company of R. Pinaitis.
Jurbarkas District Municipality has signed partnership and cooperation agreements with the Belgian city of Lakdal (1996), the British Glamorgan Valley (1998), Bogense Denmark (1999), Polish Rynia (2000), Krailsheim Germany (2000), Berlin-Lichtenberg (2003), Neman District of the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation (2004), Kriulenio Moldova (2006), Hainuvka Poland (2013) municipalities.
Jurbarkas district municipality seeks to create the most favorable conditions for small and medium-sized businesses. It is very important for us that as many business and tourism infrastructure objects appear in the area. We are open to all investments because we want to see Jurbarkas prosperous.