is an industrial city and the capital of the Marijampolė County in the south of
Lithuania, bordering Poland and Russian Kaliningrad oblast, and Lake Vištytis.
The population of Marijampolė is 48,700 (2003). It is the Lithuanian center of
the Suvalkija region.
Under Soviet occupation from 1945 to 1989, the
town was officially named Kapsukas, after Vincas Kapsukas, founder of
the Lithuanian Communist Party. The historical name was restored just before
Lithuania regained its independence