Garwolin County

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Garwolin County
Powiat garwoliński
County
Flag of Garwolin County
Flag
Coat of arms of Garwolin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Garwolin): 51°54′N 21°38′E / 51.900°N 21.633°E / 51.900; 21.633Coordinates: 51°54′N 21°38′E / 51.900°N 21.633°E / 51.900; 21.633
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Garwolin
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,284.29 km2 (495.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 106,227
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban 29,192
 • Rural 77,035
Car plates WG
Website http://www.garwolin-starostwo.pl

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.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

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.

Administrative division[edit]

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 Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Garwolin urban 22.1 16,072  
Gmina Garwolin rural 136.0 11,919 Garwolin *
Gmina Pilawa urban-rural 77.3 10,435 Pilawa
Gmina Żelechów urban-rural 87.6 8,390 Żelechów
Gmina Sobolew rural 94.8 8,312 Sobolew
Gmina Trojanów rural 151.0 7,757 Trojanów
Gmina Maciejowice rural 172.7 7,287 Maciejowice
Gmina Górzno rural 90.8 6,112 Górzno
Gmina Łaskarzew rural 87.5 5,541 Łaskarzew *
Gmina Wilga rural 119.1 5,262 Wilga
Gmina Borowie rural 80.4 5,131 Borowie
Gmina Miastków Kościelny rural 85.2 5,019 Miastków Kościelny
Łaskarzew urban 15.1 4,908  
Gmina Parysów rural 64.3 4,082 Parysów
* seat not part of the gmina

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