Mińsk County

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Mińsk County
Powiat miński
Flag of Mińsk County
Coat of arms of Mińsk County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Mińsk Mazowiecki): 52°11′N 21°34′E / 52.183°N 21.567°E / 52.183; 21.567Coordinates: 52°11′N 21°34′E / 52.183°N 21.567°E / 52.183; 21.567
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Mińsk Mazowiecki
 • Total 1,164.35 km2 (449.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 141,048
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban 62,758
 • Rural 78,290
Car plates WM
Website http://www.powiatminski.pl

Mińsk County (Polish: powiat miński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Masovian Voivodeship, east-central Poland. It was (re)created on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Mińsk Mazowiecki, which lies 39 kilometres (24 mi) east of Warsaw. The county contains three other towns: Sulejówek, 21 km (13 mi) west of Mińsk Mazowiecki, Halinów, 16 km (10 mi) west of Mińsk Mazowiecki, and Kałuszyn, 17 km (11 mi) east of Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The county covers an area of 1,164.35 square kilometres (449.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 141,048, out of which the population of Mińsk Mazowiecki is 37,808, that of Sulejówek is 18,676, that of Halinów is 3,369, that of Kałuszyn is 2,905, and the rural population is 78,290.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Mińsk County is bordered by Węgrów County to the north-east, Siedlce County to the east, Garwolin County to the south, Otwock County and the city of Warsaw to the west, and Wołomin County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 13 gminas (two urban, two urban-rural and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Mińsk Mazowiecki urban 13.1 37,808  
Sulejówek urban 19.5 18,676  
Gmina Mińsk Mazowiecki rural 112.3 12,876 Mińsk Mazowiecki *
Gmina Halinów urban-rural 63.1 12,538 Halinów
Gmina Mrozy rural 145.2 8,681 Mrozy
Gmina Dębe Wielkie rural 77.9 8,299 Dębe Wielkie
Gmina Cegłów rural 95.7 7,844 Cegłów
Gmina Siennica rural 111.0 6,912 Siennica
Gmina Stanisławów rural 106.0 6,240 Stanisławów
Gmina Kałuszyn urban-rural 94.5 6,190 Kałuszyn
Gmina Dobre rural 124.9 5,938 Dobre
Gmina Latowicz rural 114.2 5,559 Latowicz
Gmina Jakubów rural 87.2 4,962 Jakubów
* seat not part of the gmina