Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Ełk): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,111.87 km2 (429.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
Ełk County (Polish: powiat ełcki) 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 only town is Ełk, which lies 123 kilometres (76 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn.
The county covers an area of 1,111.87 square kilometres (429.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 84,760, out of which the population of Ełk is 56,156 and the rural population is 28,604.
The county is subdivided into five gminas (one urban and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Ełk||rural||378.6||10,148||Ełk *|
|Gmina Stare Juchy||rural||196.6||4,006||Stare Juchy|
|* seat not part of the gmina|