Płock County

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Płock County
Powiat płocki
County
Flag of Płock County
Flag
Coat of arms of Płock County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Płock): 52°33′N 19°42′E / 52.550°N 19.700°E / 52.550; 19.700Coordinates: 52°33′N 19°42′E / 52.550°N 19.700°E / 52.550; 19.700
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Płock
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,798.71 km2 (694.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 106,455
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 9,889
 • Rural 96,566
Car plates WPL
Website http://www.powiat.plock.pl

Płock County (Polish: powiat płocki) 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 is the city of Płock, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains three towns: Gąbin, 17 km (11 mi) south of Płock, Drobin, 29 km (18 mi) north-east of Płock, and Wyszogród, 39 km (24 mi) south-east of Płock.

The county covers an area of 1,798.71 square kilometres (694.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 106,455, out of which the population of Gąbin is 4,137, that of Drobin is 2,980, that of Wyszogród is 2,772, and the rural population is 96,566.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Płock, Płock County is also bordered by Sierpc County to the north, Płońsk County to the east, Sochaczew County to the south-east, Gostynin County to the south-west, Włocławek County to the west and Lipno County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 15 gminas (three urban-rural and 12 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Gąbin urban-rural 146.7 10,858 Gąbin
Gmina Stara Biała rural 111.1 10,040 Biała
Gmina Bielsk rural 125.5 8,936 Bielsk
Gmina Drobin urban-rural 143.2 8,531 Drobin
Gmina Bodzanów rural 136.8 8,372 Bodzanów
Gmina Brudzeń Duży rural 161.8 7,806 Brudzeń Duży
Gmina Staroźreby rural 137.6 7,576 Staroźreby
Gmina Radzanowo rural 104.3 7,322 Radzanowo
Gmina Mała Wieś rural 108.9 6,358 Mała Wieś
Gmina Wyszogród urban-rural 97.9 6,002 Wyszogród
Gmina Bulkowo rural 117.1 5,905 Bulkowo
Gmina Słupno rural 74.7 5,377 Słupno
Gmina Łąck rural 93.7 4,932 Łąck
Gmina Słubice rural 94.5 4,556 Słubice
Gmina Nowy Duninów rural 144.8 3,884 Nowy Duninów

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