Nowe Miasto County

Nowe Miasto County (Polish: powiat nowomiejski) 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 only town is Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, which lies 73 kilometres (45 mi) south-west of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Nowe Miasto County
Powiat nowomiejski
Coat of arms of Nowe Miasto County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Nowe Miasto Lubawskie): 53°25′N 19°35′E / 53.417°N 19.583°E / 53.417; 19.583Coordinates: 53°25′N 19°35′E / 53.417°N 19.583°E / 53.417; 19.583
Country Poland
SeatNowe Miasto Lubawskie
 • Total695.01 km2 (268.34 sq mi)
 • Total43,388
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 695.01 square kilometres (268.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 43,388, out of which the population of Nowe Miasto Lubawskie is 11,036 and the rural population is 32,352.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Nowe Miasto County is bordered by Iława County to the north, Działdowo County to the east, Brodnica County to the south and Grudziądz County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie urban 11.6 11,036  
Gmina Biskupiec rural 241.3 9,652 Biskupiec
Gmina Kurzętnik rural 149.9 8,646 Kurzętnik
Gmina Nowe Miasto Lubawskie rural 138.0 7,859 Mszanowo
Gmina Grodziczno rural 154.3 6,195 Grodziczno