Sierpc County

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Sierpc County

Powiat sierpecki
Coat of arms of Sierpc County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Sierpc): 52°53′N 19°40′E / 52.883°N 19.667°E / 52.883; 19.667Coordinates: 52°53′N 19°40′E / 52.883°N 19.667°E / 52.883; 19.667
Country Poland
 • Total852.89 km2 (329.30 sq mi)
 • Total53,811
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesWSE

Sierpc County (Polish: powiat sierpecki) 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 only town is Sierpc, which lies 117 kilometres (73 mi) north-west of Warsaw.

The county covers an area of 852.89 square kilometres (329.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 53,811, out of which the population of Sierpc is 18,791 and the rural population is 35,020.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Sierpc County is bordered by Żuromin County to the north-east, Płońsk County to the east, Płock County to the south, Lipno County to the west and Rypin County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Sierpc urban 18.6 18,791  
Gmina Sierpc rural 150.2 7,141 Sierpc *
Gmina Zawidz rural 186.1 6,956 Zawidz
Gmina Mochowo rural 143.6 6,249 Mochowo
Gmina Gozdowo rural 126.7 6,041 Gozdowo
Gmina Szczutowo rural 112.6 4,417 Szczutowo
Gmina Rościszewo rural 115.1 4,216 Rościszewo
* seat not part of the gmina