Działdowo County

Działdowo County (Polish: powiat działdowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern 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 Działdowo, which lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of the regional capital Olsztyn. The only other town in the county is Lidzbark, lying 25 km (16 mi) west of Działdowo. (This should not be confused with Lidzbark Warmiński, another town in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, which is the seat of Lidzbark County.)

Działdowo County
Powiat działdowski
Flag of Działdowo County
Coat of arms of Działdowo County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Działdowo): 53°14′N 20°11′E / 53.233°N 20.183°E / 53.233; 20.183Coordinates: 53°14′N 20°11′E / 53.233°N 20.183°E / 53.233; 20.183
Country Poland
 • Total953.18 km2 (368.02 sq mi)
 • Total65,288
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesNDZ

The county covers an area of 953.18 square kilometres (368.0 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 65,288, out of which the population of Działdowo is 21,279, that of Lidzbark is 7,794, and the rural population is 36,215.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Działdowo County is bordered by Ostróda County to the north, Nidzica County to the north-east, Mława County to the south-east, Żuromin County to the south-west, Brodnica County and Nowe Miasto County to the west, and Iława County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Działdowo urban 13.4 21,279  
Gmina Lidzbark urban-rural 255.7 14,132 Lidzbark
Gmina Działdowo rural 272.8 9,836 Działdowo *
Gmina Rybno rural 147.5 7,205 Rybno
Gmina Iłowo-Osada rural 103.8 7,203 Iłowo-Osada
Gmina Płośnica rural 163.1 5,633 Płośnica
* 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.