Działdowo County

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Działdowo County
Powiat działdowski
County
Flag of Działdowo County
Flag
Coat of arms of Działdowo County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Działdowo): 53°14′N 20°11′E / 53.233°N 20.183°E / 53.233; 20.183Coordinates: 53°14′N 20°11′E / 53.233°N 20.183°E / 53.233; 20.183
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
Seat Działdowo
Gminas
Area
 • Total 953.18 km2 (368.02 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 65,110
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 29,085
 • Rural 36,025
Car plates NDZ
Website http://www.powiatdzialdowski.pl

Działdowo County (Polish: powiat działdowski) 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 Działdowo, which lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of the regional capital Olsztyn. The only other town in the county is Lidzbark, lying 25 km (16 mi) west of Działdowo. (This should not be confused with Lidzbark Warmiński, another town in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, which is the seat of Lidzbark County.)

The county covers an area of 953.18 square kilometres (368.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 65,110, out of which the population of Działdowo is 20,824, that of Lidzbark is 8,261, and the rural population is 36,025.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Działdowo County is bordered by Ostróda County to the north, Nidzica County to the north-east, Mława County to the south-east, Żuromin County to the south-west, Brodnica County and Nowe Miasto County to the west, and Iława County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Działdowo urban 13.4 20,824  
Gmina Lidzbark urban-rural 255.7 14,484 Lidzbark
Gmina Działdowo rural 272.8 9,481 Działdowo *
Gmina Rybno rural 147.5 7,258 Rybno
Gmina Iłowo-Osada rural 103.8 7,167 Iłowo-Osada
Gmina Płośnica rural 163.1 5,896 Płośnica
* seat not part of the gmina

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