Lidzbark ( ) is a town with
8,670 inhabitants in the Warmia-Masurian Voivodeship in Poland.
located on the Wel river and Lake Lidzbark.
- For other meanings, see Lidzbark .
The postal code for the entire area is
is popularly referred to as Lidzbark Welski, to
distinguish it from Lidzbark WarmiÅ„ski.
Lidzbark was founded by the Teutonic
in 1301. The town's
parish church was
constructed in 1350.
JagieÅ‚Å‚o led his army through Lidzbark on July 9 1410 before the Battle of
On September 29
, some of the Teutonic Knights in the town
mutinied against Heinrich
von Plauen the Elder
; they were only appeased with Plauen's
replacement with Michael KÃ¼chmeister von
. In 1466 Lidzbark became part of the Polish province
after the Second Peace of Thorn
. A large
portion of the city was destroyed by fire in 1764.
Partitions of Poland, the city
became a part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1772. During the Napoleonic Wars it was part of the Duchy of Warsaw from 1807-1815, but reverted to Prussia
In 1772, the population had 510 inhabitants. The city had 83
timbered buildings. Agriculture was common in the area along with
crafting. In 1789, the population reached 802 of which 41 families
In the beginning of the 20th century, the city had breweries,
sawmills, iron mill, engine works and dairy products. Cattle were
very common in the area especially wood and grain productions.
the area became a part of the Second Polish Republic.
The population in 1943 was 4,329. 70% of the city was destroyed
during World War II
The Gmina of Lidzbark covers an area of 225 kmÂ² with 15,149
persons. They are:
Address of administration
- UrzÄ…d Miasta i Gminy
- 13-230 Lidzbark
- ul. SÄ…dowa 21
- Tel.: (+48 23) 696-15-05
- Fax.: (+48 23) 696-21-07