Iława County

Iława County (Polish: powiat iławski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern Poland.

Iława County
Powiat iławski
Flag of Iława County
Coat of arms of Iława County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Iława): 53°35′47″N 19°33′56″E / 53.59639°N 19.56556°E / 53.59639; 19.56556Coordinates: 53°35′47″N 19°33′56″E / 53.59639°N 19.56556°E / 53.59639; 19.56556
County Poland
 • Total1,385 km2 (535 sq mi)
 • Total89,960
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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In the years 1945-1958 it existed under the name Susz County (Polish: powiat suski), subsequently renamed Iława County and abolished along with all powiats of Poland in 1975. Its current incarnation has been reestablished on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Iława, which lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) west of the regional capital Olsztyn. The county contains four other towns: Lubawa, 34 km (21 mi) south of Iława, Susz, 21 km (13 mi) north-west of Iława, Kisielice, 21 km (13 mi) west of Iława, and Zalewo, 28 km (17 mi) north of Iława.

The county covers an area of 1,385 square kilometres (534.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 89,960, out of which the population of Iława is 32,326, that of Lubawa is 9,328, that of Susz is 5,610, that of Kisielice is 2,208, that of Zalewo is 2,152, and the rural population is 38,336.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Iława County is bordered by Ostróda County to the east, Działdowo County to the south-east, Nowe Miasto County to the south, Grudziądz County and Kwidzyn County to the west, and Sztum County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Iława urban 21.9 32,326  
Gmina Susz urban-rural 259.0 12,825 Susz
Gmina Iława rural 423.6 11,828 Iława *
Gmina Lubawa rural 236.6 10,435 Lubawa *
Lubawa urban 16.8 9,328  
Gmina Zalewo urban-rural 254.3 6,986 Zalewo
Gmina Kisielice urban-rural 172.8 6,232 Kisielice
* seat not part of the gmina