Nidzica County

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Nidzica County
Powiat nidzicki
Flag of Nidzica County
Coat of arms of Nidzica County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Nidzica): 53°21′30″N 20°25′30″E / 53.35833°N 20.42500°E / 53.35833; 20.42500Coordinates: 53°21′30″N 20°25′30″E / 53.35833°N 20.42500°E / 53.35833; 20.42500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
Seat Nidzica
 • total 960.7 km2 (370.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • total 33,955
 • Density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
 • Urban 14,761
 • Rural 19,194
Car plates NNI

Nidzica County (Polish: powiat nidzicki) 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 only town is Nidzica, which lies 48 kilometres (30 mi) south of the regional capital Olsztyn.

The county covers an area of 960.7 square kilometres (370.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 33,955, out of which the population of Nidzica is 14,761 and the rural population is 19,194.


The county's population has stagnated and remained the same for the past four decades, never surpassing the 35300 mark.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Nidzica County is bordered by Olsztyn County to the north, Szczytno County to the east, Przasnysz County to the south-east, Mława County to the south, Działdowo County to the south-west and Ostróda County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Nidzica urban-rural 378.9 21,485 Nidzica
Gmina Kozłowo rural 254.0 6,141 Kozłowo
Gmina Janowiec Kościelny rural 136.3 3,443 Janowiec Kościelny
Gmina Janowo rural 191.6 2,886 Janowo


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