Łomża County

Łomża County (Polish: powiat łomżyński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Łomża, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Łomża County are Nowogród, which lies 16 km (10 mi) north-west of Łomża, and Jedwabne, 20 km (12 mi) north-east of Łomża.

Łomża County
Powiat łomżyński
Coat of arms of Łomża County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Łomża): 53°10′N 22°5′E / 53.167°N 22.083°E / 53.167; 22.083Coordinates: 53°10′N 22°5′E / 53.167°N 22.083°E / 53.167; 22.083
Country Poland
 • Total1,353.93 km2 (522.76 sq mi)
 • Total50,914
 • Density38/km2 (97/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesBLM

The county covers an area of 1,353.93 square kilometres (522.8 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 50,914, out of which the population of Nowogród is 2,155, that of Jedwabne is 1,626, and the rural population is 47,133.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Apart from the city of Łomża, Łomża County is also bordered by Kolno County and Grajewo County to the north, Mońki County and Białystok County to the east, Zambrów County and Ostrów Mazowiecka County to the south, and Ostrołęka County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into nine gminas (two urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Łomża rural 207.4 11,099 Łomża *
Gmina Piątnica rural 218.7 10,648 Piątnica
Gmina Śniadowo rural 162.6 5,350 Śniadowo
Gmina Jedwabne urban-rural 159.4 5,299 Jedwabne
Gmina Miastkowo rural 114.8 4,225 Miastkowo
Gmina Zbójna rural 185.8 4,189 Zbójna
Gmina Nowogród urban-rural 101.0 4,013 Nowogród
Gmina Wizna rural 133.1 4,008 Wizna
Gmina Przytuły rural 71.2 2,083 Przytuły
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.