Brodnica County

Brodnica County (Polish: powiat brodnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central Poland. 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 Brodnica, which lies 58 km (36 mi) north-east of Toruń and 95 km (59 mi) east of Bydgoszcz. The county also contains the towns of Jabłonowo Pomorskie, lying 23 km (14 mi) north-west of Brodnica, and Górzno, 18 km (11 mi) east of Brodnica.

Brodnica County
Powiat brodnicki
BRODNICA Starostwio Powiatowe 02.jpg
Flag of Brodnica County
Coat of arms of Brodnica County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Brodnica): 53°15′N 19°24′E / 53.250°N 19.400°E / 53.250; 19.400Coordinates: 53°15′N 19°24′E / 53.250°N 19.400°E / 53.250; 19.400
Country Poland
 • Total1,038.79 km2 (401.08 sq mi)
 • Total78,935
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesCBR

The county covers an area of 1,038.79 square kilometres (401.1 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 78,935, out of which the population of Brodnica is 28,788, that of Jabłonowo Pomorskie is 3,754, that of Górzno is 1,366, and the rural population is 45,027.

The county includes part of the protected area known as Brodnica Landscape Park.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Brodnica County is bordered by Nowe Miasto County to the north, Działdowo County and Żuromin County to the east, Rypin County to the south, Golub-Dobrzyń County to the south-west, and Wąbrzeźno County and Grudziądz County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban, two urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Brodnica urban 23.2 28,788  
Gmina Jabłonowo Pomorskie urban-rural 134.4 8,914 Jabłonowo Pomorskie
Gmina Brodnica rural 127.0 8,445 Brodnica *
Gmina Bobrowo rural 146.3 6,299 Bobrowo
Gmina Świedziebnia rural 103.8 5,185 Świedziebnia
Gmina Bartniczka rural 83.4 4,712 Bartniczka
Gmina Zbiczno rural 132.9 4,876 Zbiczno
Gmina Osiek rural 75.1 4,014 Osiek
Gmina Górzno urban-rural 119.4 3,902 Górzno
Gmina Brzozie rural 93.7 3,800 Brzozie
* seat not part of the gmina