About Kretinga

Kretinga is a city in the KlaipÄ—da County, Lithuania. It is the capital of the Kretinga district municipality. It is located 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the popular Baltic Sea resort town of Palanga, and about 25 km (16 mi) north of Lithuania's 3rd largest city and principal seaport, KlaipÄ—da.

The population was listed as 21,423 in the 2001 census. It is the 6th largest city in the ethnographic region of Samogitia and the 18th largest city in Lithuania