Bartoszyce County

Bartoszyce County (Polish: powiat bartoszycki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern Poland, on the border with Russia. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Bartoszyce, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) north of the regional capital Olsztyn. The county contains three other towns: Górowo Iławeckie, 21 km (13 mi) west of Bartoszyce, Bisztynek, 22 km (14 mi) south of Bartoszyce, and Sępopol, 14 km (9 mi) east of Bartoszyce.

Bartoszyce County
Powiat bartoszycki
Flag of Bartoszyce County
Coat of arms of Bartoszyce County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Bartoszyce): 54°15′N 20°48′E / 54.250°N 20.800°E / 54.250; 20.800Coordinates: 54°15′N 20°48′E / 54.250°N 20.800°E / 54.250; 20.800
Country Poland
 • Total1,308.54 km2 (505.23 sq mi)
 • Total57,642
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,308.54 square kilometres (505.2 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 57,642, out of which the population of Bartoszyce is 23,482, that of Górowo Iławeckie is 3,951, that of Bisztynek is 2,370, that of Sępopol is 1,958, and the rural population is 25,881.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Bartoszyce County is bordered by Kętrzyn County to the east, Olsztyn County to the south, Lidzbark County to the south-west and Braniewo County to the west. It also borders Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) to the north.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Bartoszyce urban 11.0 23,482  
Gmina Bartoszyce rural 427.8 10,767 Bartoszyce *
Gmina Górowo Iławeckie rural 416.3 6,878 Górowo Iławeckie *
Gmina Bisztynek urban-rural 203.6 6,339 Bisztynek
Gmina Sępopol urban-rural 246.6 6,225 Sępopol
Górowo Iławeckie urban 3.3 3,951  
* 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". Retrieved 2020-09-14.