Zambrów County

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Zambrów County
Powiat zambrowski
County
Flag of Zambrów County
Flag
Coat of arms of Zambrów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Zambrów): 52°59′N 22°15′E / 52.983°N 22.250°E / 52.983; 22.250Coordinates: 52°59′N 22°15′E / 52.983°N 22.250°E / 52.983; 22.250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
Seat Zambrów
Gminas
Area
 • Total 733.11 km2 (283.06 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 44,798
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban 22,700
 • Rural 22,098
Car plates BZA
Website http://www.powiatzambrowski.com/

Zambrów County (Polish: powiat zambrowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern 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 Zambrów, which lies 64 kilometres (40 mi) west of the regional capital Białystok.

The county covers an area of 733.11 square kilometres (283.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 44,798, out of which the population of Zambrów is 22,700 and the rural population is 22,098.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Zambrów County is bordered by Łomża County to the north, Białystok County and Wysokie Mazowieckie County to the east, and Ostrów Mazowiecka County to the south-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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 Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Zambrów urban 19.0 22,700  
Gmina Zambrów rural 299.0 8,725 Zambrów *
Gmina Rutki rural 200.2 6,072 Rutki-Kossaki
Gmina Szumowo rural 141.2 4,872 Szumowo
Gmina Kołaki Kościelne rural 73.8 2,429 Kołaki Kościelne
* seat not part of the gmina

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