Sochaczew County

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Sochaczew County
Powiat sochaczewski
County
Flag of Sochaczew County
Flag
Coat of arms of Sochaczew County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Sochaczew): 52°13′45″N 20°14′19″E / 52.22917°N 20.23861°E / 52.22917; 20.23861Coordinates: 52°13′45″N 20°14′19″E / 52.22917°N 20.23861°E / 52.22917; 20.23861
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Sochaczew
Gminas
Area
 • Total 731.02 km2 (282.25 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 83,318
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Urban 37,925
 • Rural 45,393
Car plates WSC
Website http://www.starostwo-soch.home.pl

Sochaczew County (Polish: powiat sochaczewski) 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 Sochaczew, which lies 52 kilometres (32 mi) west of Warsaw.

The county covers an area of 731.02 square kilometres (282.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 83,318, out of which the population of Sochaczew is 37,925 and the rural population is 45,393.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Sochaczew County is bordered by Płońsk County to the north, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki County to the north-east, Warsaw West County and Grodzisk Mazowiecki County to the east, Żyrardów County to the south-east, Skierniewice County to the south, Łowicz County to the south-west, Gostynin County to the west, and Płock County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Sochaczew urban 26.1 37,925  
Gmina Teresin rural 88.0 11,028 Teresin
Gmina Sochaczew rural 91.4 8,764 Sochaczew *
Gmina Iłów rural 128.5 6,342 Iłów
Gmina Nowa Sucha rural 90.3 5,966 Nowa Sucha
Gmina Młodzieszyn rural 117.1 5,541 Młodzieszyn
Gmina Brochów rural 116.8 4,258 Brochów
Gmina Rybno rural 72.8 3,494 Rybno
* seat not part of the gmina

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