Jonava was officially established as a city in the 18th century during the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
In 1923 Jonava officially recognised as city-status settlement and in 1950 it became centre of the municipality.
Jonava is divided into 13 city regions:Senamiestis, Girelė, Miškų ūkis, Paneriai, Lietava, Lakštingalos, Juodmena, Geležinkelio stories, Baldininkai, Rimkai, Kosmonautai, Skaruliai & Virbalai.
The city has its own “physical culture and sports centre” with stadium, swimming pool and indoor arena. It has already been announced that the city is going to build a new large indoor arena “BC Jonava”.
Jonava is twinned with: Bagrationovsk, Russia; Děčín, Czech Republic; Jõgeva, Estonia; Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland; Riihimäki, Finland; Polotsk, Belarus; Pucioasa, Romania; Smila, Ukraine; Vadul lui Vodă, Moldova & Zugdidi, Georgia.
The Population of Jonava is 26,423, as of 2020.
Achema is the largest fertilizer factory in the Baltic states, located in Jonava.
The city is sometimes called “the capital of midsummer holiday”
Jonava is the ninth-largest city in Lithuania.
Jonava is located in Kaunas County in central Lithuania.