Lipno County

Lipno County
Powiat lipnowski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Lipno): 52°51′N 19°10′E / 52.850°N 19.167°E / 52.850; 19.167Coordinates: 52°51′N 19°10′E / 52.850°N 19.167°E / 52.850; 19.167
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Seat Lipno
  Total 1,015.6 km2 (392.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 66,216
  Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
  Urban 20,545
  Rural 45,671
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Lipno County (Polish: powiat lipnowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central 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 largest town is Lipno, which lies 43 km (27 mi) south-east of Toruń and 84 km (52 mi) east of Bydgoszcz. The county also contains the towns of Skępe, lying 13 km (8 mi) east of Lipno, and Dobrzyń nad Wisłą, 26 km (16 mi) south-east of Lipno.

The county covers an area of 1,015.6 square kilometres (392.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 66,216, out of which the population of Lipno is 14,834, that of Skępe is 3,442, that of Dobrzyń nad Wisłą is 2,269, and the rural population is 45,671.

Neighbouring counties

Lipno County is bordered by Golub-Dobrzyń County to the north, Rypin County to the north-east, Sierpc County to the east, Płock County to the south-east, the city of Włocławek and Włocławek County to the south, and Aleksandrów County and Toruń County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Lipno urban 11.0 14,834  
Gmina Lipno rural 209.7 11,337 Lipno *
Gmina Dobrzyń nad Wisłą urban-rural 115.4 7,943 Dobrzyń nad Wisłą
Gmina Skępe urban-rural 179.2 7,503 Skępe
Gmina Kikół rural 98.2 7,223 Kikół
Gmina Wielgie rural 133.8 6,588 Wielgie
Gmina Tłuchowo rural 98.7 4,634 Tłuchowo
Gmina Chrostkowo rural 74.1 3,110 Chrostkowo
Gmina Bobrowniki rural 95.6 3,044 Bobrowniki
* seat not part of the gmina


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