Szczytno County

Szczytno County

Powiat szczycieński
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Szczytno):
Country Poland
 • Total1,933.1 km2 (746.4 sq mi)
 • Total69,289
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesNSZ

Szczytno County (Polish: powiat szczycieński) 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 Szczytno, which lies 45 kilometres (28 mi) south-east of the regional capital Olsztyn. The only other town in the county is Pasym, lying 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Szczytno.[1]

The county covers an area of 1,933.1 square kilometres (746.4 sq mi).[2] As of 2006 its total population is 69,289, out of which the population of Szczytno is 25,680, that of Pasym is 2,550, and the rural population is 41,059.[3]

Neighbouring counties

Szczytno County is bordered by Mrągowo County to the north, Pisz County to the east, Ostrołęka County to the south-east, Przasnysz County to the south, Nidzica County to the west and Olsztyn County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Szczytno urban 10.0 25,680  
Gmina Szczytno rural 347.3 10,454 Szczytno *
Gmina Dźwierzuty rural 263.4 6,631 Dźwierzuty
Gmina Wielbark rural 347.9 6,257 Wielbark
Gmina Świętajno rural 279.8 5,879 Świętajno
Gmina Rozogi rural 224.0 5,643 Rozogi
Gmina Pasym urban-rural 149.4 5,184 Pasym
Gmina Jedwabno rural 311.5 3,561 Jedwabno
* seat not part of the gmina

Historical population

In 1825 Szczytno County (Kreis Ortelsburg) had 38028 inhabitants, including by mother tongue: 34928 (~92%) Polish and 3100 (~8%) German.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Odległości między miastami (Distances between towns)
  2. ^ GIOS (Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection) Archived 2007-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Polish official population figures 2006
  4. ^ von Haxthausen, August (1839). Die ländliche verfassung in den einzelnen provinzen der Preussischen Monarchie (in German). Königsberg: Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung. pp. 78–81.
  5. ^ Belzyt, Leszek (1996). "Zur Frage des nationalen Bewußtseins der Masuren im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (auf der Basis statistischer Angaben)" . Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (in German). Bd. 45, Nr. 1: 35–71 – via zfo-online.
  6. ^ Jasiński, Grzegorz (2009). "Statystyki językowe powiatów mazurskich z pierwszej połowy XIX wieku (do 1862 roku)" (PDF). Komunikaty Mazursko-Warmińskie (in Polish). 1: 97–130 – via BazHum.

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

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