Przasnysz County

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Przasnysz County

Powiat przasnyski
Flag of Przasnysz County
Coat of arms of Przasnysz County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Przasnysz): 53°1′N 20°53′E / 53.017°N 20.883°E / 53.017; 20.883Coordinates: 53°1′N 20°53′E / 53.017°N 20.883°E / 53.017; 20.883
Country Poland
 • Total1,217.82 km2 (470.20 sq mi)
 • Total52,948
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesWPZ

Przasnysz County (Polish: powiat przasnyski) 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 Przasnysz, which lies 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Chorzele, lying 26 km (16 mi) north of Przasnysz.

The county covers an area of 1,217.82 square kilometres (470.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 52,948, out of which the population of Przasnysz is 17,069, that of Chorzele is 2,783, and the rural population is 33,096.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Przasnysz County is bordered by Szczytno County to the north, Ostrołęka County to the east, Maków County to the south-east, Ciechanów County to the south-west, Mława County to the west and Nidzica County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Przasnysz urban 25.2 17,069  
Gmina Chorzele urban-rural 371.5 10,117 Chorzele
Gmina Jednorożec rural 231.6 7,192 Jednorożec
Gmina Przasnysz rural 183.9 7,165 Przasnysz *
Gmina Czernice Borowe rural 120.3 4,029 Czernice Borowe
Gmina Krasne rural 100.9 3,841 Krasne
Gmina Krzynowłoga Mała rural 184.4 3,535 Krzynowłoga Mała
* seat not part of the gmina