Lidzbark County

Lidzbark County
Powiat lidzbarski

Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Lidzbark Warmiński): 54°7′N 20°35′E / 54.117°N 20.583°E / 54.117; 20.583Coordinates: 54°7′N 20°35′E / 54.117°N 20.583°E / 54.117; 20.583
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
Seat Lidzbark Warmiński
  Total 924.42 km2 (356.92 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 43,006
  Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
  Urban 25,770
  Rural 17,236
Car plates NLI

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.

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.


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

Neighbouring counties

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

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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