Welcome to the web site dedicated to the town of Visaginas. For today
this beautiful town is rather poorly presented in the World Wide Web.
We will try to fill this gap. Different information about our town will
be placed on this web site.
Visaginas is located on the north-east of Lithuania. This part of
Lithuania is famous by its beautiful landscape - hills all covered with
forests and numerous lakes are the real paradise for tourists. The
frontiers of three republics - Lithuania, Latvia and Belorussia lie not
far from the town. Also the biggest Lithuanian lake, Driukshai, is
The nearest to Visaginas towns are Ignalina - 43 km far, Zarasai - 43
km, Daugaupils (Latvia) - 63 km, Utena - 67 km, Vilnus - 150 km.
Important railroad line connecting St-Petersburg and Warsaw crosses
Visaginas area. A highway connects Visaginas with Vilnius, Utena and
Our town was founded in 1975th as a town-satellite for the Ignalina
Nuclear Power Plant. Visaginas grew fast and nowadays it
consists of three districts which occupy 896 hectares.
By 1990 the town population reached 33 thousands and for today it is
One of the distinguished features of Visaginas is the age of its
population. In comparison with the neighbouring towns and cities fairly
many young and middle aged people live in here, they make the working
part of the population.
Another feature of Visaginas is quite a sizeable percentage of people
having the trade and higher education. There are many children and
teenagers in the town. They study in five
secondary schools, one gymnasia, two private schools and
one polytechnic school. Visaginas is widely known in Lithuania by its
high educational level.
The visaginners are interested in science, sports and culture. The town
has two sport schools and eleven sport clubs, where highly qualified
and experienced coaches condition the sportsmen. The highest results
were achieved in acrobatics, rowing and Greek-Roman wrestling.
There are silver and bronze winners of the European and world-wide
championships among our sportsmen.
50 social organisations are registered in our town.
Our town distinguishes by the fact that it was built as INPP satellite.
Due to this nearly no other industry either food or processing one was
developed in Visaginas.
Another favourable feature of the town is the industrial construction
base which was founded for and which dealt with INPP construction. But,
alas, it is poorly used nowadays.
1083 different companies are registered in Visaginas. Most of them are
the private ones. No doubt, Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant is the most
considerable town enterprise.
About 5 thousand employees work here. NPP has two units(reactors). The
first one went into service in December 1983 and the second one - in
August of 1987.
Some other rather big enterprises are located in Visaginas. They are
Visatex ltd (sewing factory), Visagino duona ltd (bakehouse), Vilstata,
(civil enterprise), Visagino tiekimas ir statyba (civil enterprise),
Evikonas ltd (civil enterprise).
The trading system of the town is rather comprehensively developed here.
96 shops, four restaurants, seventeen cafes, six bars are always ready
to propose their services to Visaginas inhabitants. . The guests of
our town may stay in the ten-stored hotel, located in the centre of the
Also there are two markets in Visaginas, which turn to be the ``shopping
centres'' for nearest towns and villages.
Visaginas possess very advanced modern mass media and communications.
Level of the telephone communication extension is one of the highest in
All largest Lithuanian commercial radio stations transmit their programs
to the town. There is a retransmitter in the town. The town is covered
by a local cable television net.
Rather long time ago the Visaginners started using the World Wide Web.
And it is not a surprise today. Town-wide Local Area Network TTS has
got very popular recently. For a low price it provides the inhabitants
with a special possibility to use the World Wide Web without any limits.
For many people Visaginas became a new homeland they are proud of.