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Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Garwolin): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,284.29 km2 (495.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||83/km2 (210/sq mi)|
Garwolin County (Polish: powiat garwoliński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Masovian Voivodeship, east-central 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 Garwolin, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) south-east of Warsaw. The county contains three other towns: Łaskarzew, 13 km (8 mi) south of Garwolin, Pilawa, 10 km (6 mi) north-west of Garwolin, and Żelechów, 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Garwolin.
The county covers an area of 1,284.29 square kilometres (495.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 106,227, out of which the population of Garwolin is 16,072, that of Łaskarzew is 4,908, that of Pilawa is 4,196, that of Żelechów is 4,016, and the rural population is 77,035.
Garwolin County is bordered by Mińsk County to the north, Siedlce County to the north-east, Łuków County to the east, Ryki County to the south-east, Kozienice County to the south, Grójec County to the west and Otwock County to the north-west.
The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (two urban, two urban-rural and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Garwolin||rural||136.0||11,919||Garwolin *|
|Gmina Łaskarzew||rural||87.5||5,541||Łaskarzew *|
|Gmina Miastków Kościelny||rural||85.2||5,019||Miastków Kościelny|
|* seat not part of the gmina|