Ryki County

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Ryki County
Powiat rycki
Coat of arms of Ryki County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Ryki): 51°38′N 21°56′E / 51.633°N 21.933°E / 51.633; 21.933Coordinates: 51°38′N 21°56′E / 51.633°N 21.933°E / 51.633; 21.933
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Ryki
 • Total 615.54 km2 (237.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 59,129
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban 27,649
 • Rural 31,480
Car plates LRY
Website http://www.ryki.powiat.pl

Ryki County (Polish: powiat rycki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the town of Ryki, which lies 62 kilometres (39 mi) north-west of the regional capital Lublin. The only other town in the county is Dęblin, lying 9 km (6 mi) south-west of Ryki.

The county covers an area of 615.54 square kilometres (237.7 sq mi). As of 2006, its total population is 59,129, including a population of 17,933 in Dęblin, 9,716 in Ryki, and a rural population of 31,480.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Ryki County is bordered by Łuków County to the north-east, Lubartów County to the east, Puławy County to the south, Kozienice County to the west and Garwolin County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Ryki urban-rural 161.8 20,504 Ryki
Dęblin urban 38.3 17,933  
Gmina Kłoczew rural 143.2 7,336 Kłoczew
Gmina Stężyca rural 116.8 5,473 Stężyca
Gmina Nowodwór rural 71.7 4,311 Nowodwór
Gmina Ułęż rural 83.6 3,572 Ułęż