Żuromin County

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Żuromin County
Powiat żuromiński
Flag of Żuromin County
Coat of arms of Żuromin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Żuromin): 53°4′N 19°54′E / 53.067°N 19.900°E / 53.067; 19.900Coordinates: 53°4′N 19°54′E / 53.067°N 19.900°E / 53.067; 19.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Żuromin
 • Total 805.01 km2 (310.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 40,078
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban 10,521
 • Rural 29,557
Car plates WZU
Website http://www.zuromin-powiat.pl

Żuromin County (Polish: powiat żuromiński) 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 Żuromin, which lies 121 kilometres (75 mi) north-west of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Bieżuń, lying 13 km (8 mi) south of Żuromin.

The county covers an area of 805.01 square kilometres (310.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 40,078, out of which the population of Żuromin is 8,647, that of Bieżuń is 1,874, and the rural population is 29,557.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Żuromin County is bordered by Działdowo County to the north-east, Mława County to the east, Płońsk County to the south-east, Sierpc County to the south-west, and Rypin County and Brodnica County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Żuromin urban-rural 132.4 14,271 Żuromin
Gmina Lubowidz rural 190.8 7,339 Lubowidz
Gmina Bieżuń urban-rural 122.0 5,234 Bieżuń
Gmina Kuczbork-Osada rural 121.6 5,036 Kuczbork-Osada
Gmina Lutocin rural 126.0 4,631 Lutocin
Gmina Siemiątkowo rural 112.1 3,567 Siemiątkowo