Alytus is a city with municipal rights in southern Lithuania. It is the capital of Alytus County. Its population in 2020 was 49,895. Alytus is the historical centre of the Dzūkija region. The city lies on the banks of the Nemunas River. The major roads linking Vilnius, Kaunas, Lazdijai (border with Poland), and Hrodna in Belarus pass through Alytus.

Alytus, Lithuania
City municipality
Panorama of Alytus
Location of Alytus
Alytus (Europe)
Coordinates: 54°24′05″N 24°02′57″E
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionDzūkija
CountyAlytus County
MunicipalityAlytus city municipality
Capital ofAlytus County
Alytus city municipality
Alytus district municipality
First mentioned1377
Granted city rights1581
  Total48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Area rank60th
200 m (700 ft)
  Density1,024.90/km2 (2,654.5/sq mi)
  Density rank6th
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)(+370) 315

Divided onto two separate entities for centuries, it consists of two parts still frequently referred to as Alytus I and Alytus II, the earlier being a smaller town and the latter forming the city centre with parks, microdistricts and industrial areas.