Węgrów County

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Węgrów County
Powiat węgrowski
County
Flag of Węgrów County
Flag
Coat of arms of Węgrów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Węgrów): 52°24′N 22°1′E / 52.400°N 22.017°E / 52.400; 22.017Coordinates: 52°24′N 22°1′E / 52.400°N 22.017°E / 52.400; 22.017
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Węgrów
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,219.18 km2 (470.73 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 67,823
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban 19,058
 • Rural 48,765
Car plates WWE
Website http://www.powiatwegrowski.pl

Węgrów County (Polish: powiat węgrowski) 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 Węgrów, which lies 73 kilometres (45 mi) east of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Łochów, lying 26 km (16 mi) north-west of Węgrów.

The county covers an area of 1,219.18 square kilometres (470.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 67,823, out of which the population of Węgrów is 12,606, that of Łochów is 6,452, and the rural population is 48,765.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Węgrów County is bordered by Ostrów Mazowiecka County to the north, Sokołów County to the east, Siedlce County to the south, Mińsk County to the south-west, and Wołomin County and Wyszków County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Łochów urban-rural 195.0 17,427 Łochów
Węgrów urban 35.5 12,606  
Gmina Liw rural 169.6 7,677 Węgrów *
Gmina Korytnica rural 180.5 6,745 Korytnica
Gmina Sadowne rural 144.7 6,270 Sadowne
Gmina Stoczek rural 144.3 5,267 Stoczek
Gmina Grębków rural 130.8 4,629 Grębków
Gmina Miedzna rural 115.8 4,102 Miedzna
Gmina Wierzbno rural 103.1 3,100 Wierzbno
* seat not part of the gmina

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