Szczytno County

Szczytno County
Powiat szczycieński


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Szczytno): 53°33′46″N 20°59′7″E / 53.56278°N 20.98528°E / 53.56278; 20.98528Coordinates: 53°33′46″N 20°59′7″E / 53.56278°N 20.98528°E / 53.56278; 20.98528
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
Seat Szczytno
  Total 1,933.1 km2 (746.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 69,289
  Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
  Urban 28,230
  Rural 41,059
Car plates NSZ

Szczytno County (Polish: powiat szczycieński) 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 largest town is Szczytno, which lies 45 kilometres (28 mi) south-east of the regional capital Olsztyn. The only other town in the county is Pasym, lying 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Szczytno.[1]

The county covers an area of 1,933.1 square kilometres (746.4 sq mi).[2] As of 2006 its total population is 69,289, out of which the population of Szczytno is 25,680, that of Pasym is 2,550, and the rural population is 41,059.[3]

Neighbouring counties

Szczytno County is bordered by Mrągowo County to the north, Pisz County to the east, Ostrołęka County to the south-east, Przasnysz County to the south, Nidzica County to the west and Olsztyn County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Szczytno urban 10.0 25,680  
Gmina Szczytno rural 347.3 10,454 Szczytno *
Gmina Dźwierzuty rural 263.4 6,631 Dźwierzuty
Gmina Wielbark rural 347.9 6,257 Wielbark
Gmina Świętajno rural 279.8 5,879 Świętajno
Gmina Rozogi rural 224.0 5,643 Rozogi
Gmina Pasym urban-rural 149.4 5,184 Pasym
Gmina Jedwabno rural 311.5 3,561 Jedwabno
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. Odległości między miastami (Distances between towns)
  2. GIOS (Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection)
  3. Polish official population figures 2006
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