Płońsk County

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Płońsk County
Powiat płoński
Coat of arms of Płońsk County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Płońsk): 52°38′N 20°23′E / 52.633°N 20.383°E / 52.633; 20.383Coordinates: 52°38′N 20°23′E / 52.633°N 20.383°E / 52.633; 20.383
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Płońsk
 • Total 1,383.67 km2 (534.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 87,430
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban 26,985
 • Rural 60,445
Car plates WPN
Website http://www.powiat-plonski.pl/

Płońsk County (Polish: powiat płoński) 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 Płońsk, which lies 63 kilometres (39 mi) north-west of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Raciąż, lying 25 km (16 mi) north-west of Płońsk.

The county covers an area of 1,383.67 square kilometres (534.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 87,430, out of which the population of Płońsk is 22,233, that of Raciąż is 4,752, and the rural population is 60,445.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Płońsk County is bordered by Mława County and Ciechanów County to the north, Pułtusk County to the east, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki County to the south-east, Sochaczew County to the south, Płock County and Sierpc County to the west, and Żuromin County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 12 gminas (two urban and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Płońsk urban 11.6 22,233  
Gmina Raciąż rural 248.8 8,534 Raciąż *
Gmina Baboszewo rural 162.4 7,999 Baboszewo
Gmina Czerwińsk nad Wisłą rural 146.1 7,787 Czerwińsk nad Wisłą
Gmina Płońsk rural 127.3 7,135 Płońsk *
Gmina Naruszewo rural 159.6 6,577 Naruszewo
Gmina Sochocin rural 119.7 5,713 Sochocin
Gmina Załuski rural 111.7 5,431 Załuski
Gmina Nowe Miasto rural 118.4 4,760 Nowe Miasto
Raciąż urban 3.8 4,752  
Gmina Dzierzążnia rural 102.1 3,896 Dzierzążnia
Gmina Joniec rural 72.6 2,613 Joniec
* seat not part of the gmina