Braniewo County

Braniewo County

Powiat braniewski
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Braniewo):
Country Poland
 • Total1,204.54 km2 (465.08 sq mi)
 • Total41,223
 • Density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesNBR

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 2019 its total population is 41,223, out of which the population of Braniewo is 17,875, that of Pieniężno is 2,271, that of Frombork is 2,332, and the rural population is 19,130.[1]

Neighbouring counties

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

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
Braniewo urban 12.4 17,040  
Gmina Pieniężno urban-rural 241.4 6,208 Pieniężno
Gmina Braniewo rural 306.9 6,062 Braniewo *
Gmina Frombork urban-rural 125.8 3,575 Frombork
Gmina Wilczęta rural 148.0 2,981 Wilczęta
Gmina Lelkowo rural 198.0 2,854 Lelkowo
Gmina Płoskinia rural 172.1 2,503 Płoskinia
* seat not part of the gmina


Categories: Braniewo County | Land counties of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

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