Lidzbark County (Polish: powiat lidzbarski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern Poland. Its administrative seat and largest town is Lidzbark Warmiński, which lies 38 kilometres (24 mi) north of the regional capital Olsztyn. The only other town in the county is Orneta, lying 30 km (19 mi) west of Lidzbark Warmiński.

Lidzbark County
Powiat lidzbarski
Coat of arms of Lidzbark County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Lidzbark Warmiński): 54°7′N 20°35′E / 54.117°N 20.583°E / 54.117; 20.583
Country Poland
SeatLidzbark Warmiński
 • Total924.42 km2 (356.92 sq mi)
 • Total43,006
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 924.42 square kilometres (356.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 43,006, out of which the population of Lidzbark Warmiński is 16,390, that of Orneta is 9,380, and the rural population is 17,236.

History Edit

Lidzbark County came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998.

Neighbouring counties Edit

Lidzbark County is bordered by Bartoszyce County to the north-east, Olsztyn County to the south, Ostróda County to the south-west, and Elbląg County and Braniewo County to the west.

Administrative division Edit

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

Gmina Type Area
Lidzbark Warmiński urban 14.3 16,390  
Gmina Orneta urban-rural 244.1 12,701 Orneta
Gmina Lidzbark Warmiński rural 371.0 6,733 Lidzbark Warmiński *
Gmina Lubomino rural 149.6 3,717 Lubomino
Gmina Kiwity rural 145.4 3,465 Kiwity
* seat not part of the gmina

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