Braniewo County

Braniewo County
Powiat braniewski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Braniewo): 54°23′N 19°50′E / 54.383°N 19.833°E / 54.383; 19.833Coordinates: 54°23′N 19°50′E / 54.383°N 19.833°E / 54.383; 19.833
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
Seat Braniewo
  Total 1,204.54 km2 (465.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 43,781
  Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
  Urban 23,319
  Rural 20,462
Car plates NBR

Braniewo County (Polish: powiat braniewski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern Poland, on the border with Russia. 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 Braniewo, which lies 80 kilometres (50 mi) north-west of the regional capital Olsztyn. The county also contains the towns of Pieniężno, lying 27 km (17 mi) south-east of Braniewo, and Frombork, 11 km (7 mi) west of Braniewo.

The county covers an area of 1,204.54 square kilometres (465.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 43,781, out of which the population of Braniewo is 17,875, that of Pieniężno is 2,915, that of Frombork is 2,529, and the rural population is 20,462.

Neighbouring counties

Braniewo County is bordered by Bartoszyce County and Lidzbark County to the east, and Elbląg County to the south-west. It also borders Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) to the north.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Braniewo urban 12.4 17,875  
Gmina Pieniężno urban-rural 241.4 6,789 Pieniężno
Gmina Braniewo rural 306.9 6,400 Braniewo *
Gmina Frombork urban-rural 125.8 3,791 Frombork
Gmina Wilczęta rural 148.0 3,153 Wilczęta
Gmina Lelkowo rural 198.0 3,066 Lelkowo
Gmina Płoskinia rural 172.1 2,707 Płoskinia
* seat not part of the gmina


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