Otwock County

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Otwock County

Powiat otwocki
Coat of arms of Otwock County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Otwock): 52°7′N 21°16′E / 52.117°N 21.267°E / 52.117; 21.267Coordinates: 52°7′N 21°16′E / 52.117°N 21.267°E / 52.117; 21.267
Country Poland
 • Total615.09 km2 (237.49 sq mi)
 • Total116,086
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesWOT

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.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Otwock County is bordered by Mińsk County to the east, Garwolin County to the south-east, Grójec County to the south-west, and Piaseczno County and the city of Warsaw to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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.

Gmina Type Area
Otwock urban 47.3 43,247  
Józefów urban 23.9 18,353  
Gmina Karczew urban-rural 81.5 15,919 Karczew
Gmina Celestynów rural 88.9 11,032 Celestynów
Gmina Wiązowna rural 102.1 9,890 Wiązowna
Gmina Kołbiel rural 106.4 7,980 Kołbiel
Gmina Sobienie-Jeziory rural 97.4 6,229 Sobienie-Jeziory
Gmina Osieck rural 67.5 3,436 Osieck

See also[edit]

  • Świdermajer, the characteristic style of architecture in the area