Rawa County

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Rawa County
Powiat rawski
County
Flag of Rawa County
Flag
Coat of arms of Rawa County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Rawa Mazowiecka): 51°46′N 20°15′E / 51.767°N 20.250°E / 51.767; 20.250Coordinates: 51°46′N 20°15′E / 51.767°N 20.250°E / 51.767; 20.250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
Seat Rawa Mazowiecka
Gminas
Area
 • Total 646.6 km2 (249.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 49,443
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban 20,825
 • Rural 28,618
Car plates ERW
Website http://www.powiatrawski.pl

Rawa County (Polish: powiat rawski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Łódź Voivodeship, 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 Rawa Mazowiecka, which lies 54 kilometres (34 mi) east of the regional capital Łódź. The only other town in the county is Biała Rawska, lying 17 km (11 mi) east of Rawa Mazowiecka.

The county covers an area of 646.6 square kilometres (249.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 49,443, out of which the population of Rawa Mazowiecka is 17,643, that of Biała Rawska is 3,182, and the rural population is 28,618.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Rawa County is bordered by Skierniewice County and Żyrardów County to the north, Grójec County to the east, and Tomaszów Mazowiecki County to the south.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Rawa Mazowiecka urban 13.7 17,643  
Gmina Biała Rawska urban-rural 208.4 11,546 Biała Rawska
Gmina Rawa Mazowiecka rural 164.0 8,573 Rawa Mazowiecka *
Gmina Sadkowice rural 121.1 5,725 Sadkowice
Gmina Cielądz rural 93.9 4,100 Cielądz
Gmina Regnów rural 45.6 1,856 Regnów
* seat not part of the gmina

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