Olecko County

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Olecko County
Powiat olecki
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Olecko): 54°2′N 22°30′E / 54.033°N 22.500°E / 54.033; 22.500Coordinates: 54°2′N 22°30′E / 54.033°N 22.500°E / 54.033; 22.500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
Seat Olecko
 • Total 873.83 km2 (337.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 34,215
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban 16,169
 • Rural 18,046
Car plates NOE
Website http://www.powiat.olecko.pl

Olecko County (Polish: powiat olecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern Poland. Its administrative seat and only town is Olecko, which lies 135 kilometres (84 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

When powiats were re-introduced in the Polish local government reforms of 1999, the present Gołdap and Olecko Counties made up a single entity (called powiat olecko-gołdapski or Olecko-Gołdap County). This was divided into two in 2002.

The county covers an area of 873.83 square kilometres (337.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 34,215, out of which the population of Olecko is 16,169 and the rural population is 18,046.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Olecko County is bordered by Gołdap County to the north, Suwałki County to the east, Ełk County to the south and Giżycko County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Olecko urban-rural 266.6 21,413 Olecko
Gmina Kowale Oleckie rural 251.6 5,371 Kowale Oleckie
Gmina Świętajno rural 214.9 4,011 Świętajno
Gmina Wieliczki rural 141.0 3,420 Wieliczki