Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Sochaczew): Coordinates:|
|• Total||731.02 km2 (282.25 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (300/sq mi)|
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.
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.
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 Sochaczew||rural||91.4||8,764||Sochaczew *|
|Gmina Nowa Sucha||rural||90.3||5,966||Nowa Sucha|
|* seat not part of the gmina|