Braniewo County

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Braniewo County
Powiat braniewski
County
Flag of Braniewo County
Flag
Coat of arms of Braniewo County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
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
Gminas
Area
 • 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
Website http://www.powiat-braniewo.pl

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[edit]

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[edit]

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
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
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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