Ostróda County

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Ostróda County
Powiat ostródzki
Coat of arms of Ostróda County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Ostróda): 53°42′N 19°58′E / 53.700°N 19.967°E / 53.700; 19.967Coordinates: 53°42′N 19°58′E / 53.700°N 19.967°E / 53.700; 19.967
Country Poland
 • Total1,764.89 km2 (681.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total105,286
 • Density60/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban52,886
 • Rural52,400
Car platesNOS

Ostróda County (Polish: powiat ostródzki) 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 Ostróda, which lies 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of the regional capital Olsztyn. The county contains three other towns: Morąg, 25 km (16 mi) north of Ostróda, Miłakowo, 34 km (21 mi) north of Ostróda, and Miłomłyn, 12 km (7 mi) north-west of Ostróda.

The county covers an area of 1,764.89 square kilometres (681.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 105,286, out of which the population of Ostróda is 33,419, that of Morąg is 14,497, that of Miłakowo is 2,665, that of Miłomłyn is 2,305, and the rural population is 52,400.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Ostróda County is bordered by Lidzbark County to the north-east, Olsztyn County to the east, Nidzica County to the south-east, Działdowo County to the south, Iława County and Sztum County to the west, and Elbląg County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Ostróda urban 14.2 33,419  
Gmina Morąg urban-rural 310.6 24,886 Morąg
Gmina Ostróda rural 401.1 15,501 Ostróda *
Gmina Małdyty rural 188.9 6,281 Małdyty
Gmina Miłakowo urban-rural 159.4 5,736 Miłakowo
Gmina Grunwald rural 179.8 5,648 Gierzwałd
Gmina Miłomłyn urban-rural 160.9 4,988 Miłomłyn
Gmina Łukta rural 184.7 4,458 Łukta
Gmina Dąbrówno rural 165.4 4,369 Dąbrówno
* seat not part of the gmina