Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Olecko): Coordinates:|
|• Total||873.83 km2 (337.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
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.
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 Kowale Oleckie||rural||251.6||5,371||Kowale Oleckie|