Maków County

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Maków County
Powiat makowski
Flag of Maków County
Coat of arms of Maków County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Maków Mazowiecki): 52°52′N 21°6′E / 52.867°N 21.100°E / 52.867; 21.100Coordinates: 52°52′N 21°6′E / 52.867°N 21.100°E / 52.867; 21.100
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Maków Mazowiecki
 • Total 1,064.56 km2 (411.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 46,474
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban 12,541
 • Rural 33,933
Car plates WMA

Maków County (Polish: powiat makowski) 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 Maków Mazowiecki, which lies 73 kilometres (45 mi) north of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Różan, lying 20 km (12 mi) east of Maków Mazowiecki.

The county covers an area of 1,064.56 square kilometres (411.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 46,474, out of which the population of Maków Mazowiecki is 9,880, that of Różan is 2,661, and the rural population is 33,933.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Maków County is bordered by Ostrołęka County to the north-east, Wyszków County to the south-east, Pułtusk County to the south, Ciechanów County to the west and Przasnysz County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban, one urban-rural and eight rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Maków Mazowiecki urban 10.3 9,880  
Gmina Krasnosielc rural 167.0 6,544 Krasnosielc
Gmina Płoniawy-Bramura rural 135.0 5,864 Płoniawy-Bramura
Gmina Karniewo rural 129.4 5,448 Karniewo
Gmina Różan urban-rural 84.1 4,423 Różan
Gmina Szelków rural 112.9 3,695 Szelków
Gmina Sypniewo rural 128.6 3,528 Sypniewo
Gmina Rzewnie rural 111.7 2,699 Rzewnie
Gmina Czerwonka rural 110.6 2,646 Czerwonka
Gmina Młynarze rural 75.0 1,747 Młynarze