Panevezys is the greenest city in Lithuania, located between two Baltic capital cities- Vilnius and Riga, along the two banks of the Nevezis River.

More than 119 000 inhabitants live in Panevezys. In 2003 the town commemorated its 500th anniversary from the time it was founded in 1503 by the Grand Duke of Lithuania and the Polish King Alexander.

The Old River Bed, the Drama Theater, the Touring Puppet Theatre on Wheels, the Glassremis Glass Factory, the Ethnographic Museum and the numerous exhibitions of photographs, which have turned Panevezys into an active centre of photography art during the past years have undoubtedly become of significant interest

The cooperation agreement between Gabrovo and Panevezys was signed on May 17th 2004 in Gabrovo during the May Festival of the city. Gabrovo and Panevezys collaborate in the fields of:

• Town management and administration
• Economic development
• Education
• Healthcare and social services
• Ecology
• Culture and sport
• Tourism


Laisves a. 20,
LT – 5300 Panevezys,
tel. 0370 45 501 350
fax:0370 45 501 351