Rietavo savivaldybė - About Rietavas

About Rietavas

Rietavas is conveniently accessible by land, air, and water! The territory of the municipality is crossed by the highway Vilnius-Klaipėda. Only 50 km to Klaipėda Seaport! 60 km – to Palanga Airport! 22 km – to Plungė Railway Station! The well-developed road infrastructure provides easy access to the cities of Lithuania and Europe.

Rietavas, as well as the whole Lithuania, has the best communication technologies in the world. The fastest EU fibre-optic Internet is available to both residents, and businesses. By the way, it is distinguished by one of the lowest process in the EU.

Rietavas is one of the youngest municipalities in Lithuania. Every fourth resident of the municipality is from 18 to 40 years of age.

Almost all residents of the municipality speak at least one foreign language! Young people speak English, German, and French fluently.

Rietavas is an excellent opportunity to provide both national and international companies with well-educated professionals trained by Klaipeda University, colleges, vocational training centres.

Good communication provides excellent opportunities for specialists to come from Klaipeda, Plungė, Šilalė.

The positive attitude of residents of Rietavas towards changes has been shaped by the tradition of innovativeness.

At the end of 19th century Rietavas became the leader in the introduction of advanced technology. In 1882, the first phone call in Lithuania rang here – which is just 6 years after the invention of the phone!

In 1892, the first power plant in Lithuania was launched in Rietavas. Also, the first bulb was lit here. Only 10 years after the launch of the first power plant in world and only 12 years after the invention of the light bulb!

In 1872, Rietavas already had the first professional music school in Lithuania.

On 12 September 1860, the Rietavas Manor held the first agricultural exhibition.

Rietavas is a town of Samogitians, City of Kings, as called by the writer Eduard Cinz, who was born and educated in Rietavas.

Rietavas is a great place for business development and living. Specialists of the municipality and the Tourism and Business Information Centre will benevolently and promptlyhelp to manage the documents, plans and projects necessary for business development.

Rietavas has a Youth, Social Services, Cultural Centres, swimming pool, sports complex, horse riding school, museum, art school, and a beautiful park protecting the times of the Oginski family. The little ones are guaranteed a place in the kindergarten.

Last Update: 2018-01-11 11:51:14
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