Łomża County

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Łomża County

Powiat łomżyński
Coat of arms of Łomża County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Łomża): 53°10′N 22°5′E / 53.167°N 22.083°E / 53.167; 22.083Coordinates: 53°10′N 22°5′E / 53.167°N 22.083°E / 53.167; 22.083
Country Poland
 • Total1,353.93 km2 (522.76 sq mi)
 • Total50,887
 • Density38/km2 (97/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesBLM

Łomża County (Polish: powiat łomżyński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Łomża, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Łomża County are Nowogród, which lies 16 km (10 mi) north-west of Łomża, and Jedwabne, 20 km (12 mi) north-east of Łomża.

The county covers an area of 1,353.93 square kilometres (522.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 50,887, out of which the population of Nowogród is 2,014, that of Jedwabne is 1,901, and the rural population is 46,972.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Łomża, Łomża County is also bordered by Kolno County and Grajewo County to the north, Mońki County and Białystok County to the east, Zambrów County and Ostrów Mazowiecka County to the south, and Ostrołęka County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Piątnica rural 218.7 10,642 Piątnica
Gmina Łomża rural 207.4 9,920 Łomża *
Gmina Śniadowo rural 162.6 5,668 Śniadowo
Gmina Jedwabne urban-rural 159.4 5,552 Jedwabne
Gmina Zbójna rural 185.8 4,339 Zbójna
Gmina Wizna rural 133.1 4,313 Wizna
Gmina Miastkowo rural 114.8 4,306 Miastkowo
Gmina Nowogród urban-rural 101.0 3,977 Nowogród
Gmina Przytuły rural 71.2 2,170 Przytuły
* seat not part of the gmina