Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Otwock): Coordinates:|
|• Total||615.09 km2 (237.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
Otwock County (Polish: powiat otwocki) 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 Otwock, which lies 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-east of Warsaw. The county also contains the towns of Józefów, lying 3 km (2 mi) north-west of Otwock, and Karczew, 4 km (2 mi) south of Otwock.
The county covers an area of 615.09 square kilometres (237.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 116,086, out of which the population of Otwock is 43,247, that of Józefów is 18,353, that of Karczew is 10,396, and the rural population is 44,090.
The county is subdivided into eight gminas (two urban, one urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
- Świdermajer, the characteristic style of architecture in the area