Warsaw West County

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Warsaw West County
Powiat warszawski zachodni
Coat of arms of Warsaw West County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Ożarów Mazowiecki): 52°13′N 20°48′E / 52.217°N 20.800°E / 52.217; 20.800Coordinates: 52°13′N 20°48′E / 52.217°N 20.800°E / 52.217; 20.800
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Ożarów Mazowiecki
 • Total 532.99 km2 (205.79 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 100,965
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Urban 36,240
 • Rural 64,725
Car plates WZ
Website http://www.pwz.pl

Warsaw West County (Polish: powiat warszawski zachodni) 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. In spite of its name, the county does not include any part of the city of Warsaw proper.

The county originally had its administrative offices in Warsaw, but in 2006 its seat was moved to the town of Ożarów Mazowiecki, which lies 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Warsaw. The county also contains the towns of Łomianki, lying 15 km (9 mi) north-east of Ożarów, and Błonie, 13 km (8 mi) west of Ożarów.

The county covers an area of 532.99 square kilometres (205.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 100,965, out of which the population of Łomianki is 15,744, that of Błonie is 12,259, that of Ożarów Mazowiecki is 8,237, and the rural population is 64,725.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Warsaw West County is bordered by Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki County and Legionowo County to the north, the city of Warsaw to the east, Pruszków County to the south, Grodzisk Mazowiecki County to the south-west, and Sochaczew County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Łomianki urban-rural 38.1 21,985 Łomianki
Gmina Ożarów Mazowiecki urban-rural 71.3 20,788 Ożarów Mazowiecki
Gmina Błonie urban-rural 85.8 19,837 Błonie
Gmina Stare Babice rural 63.5 15,391 Stare Babice
Gmina Izabelin rural 65.0 10,068 Izabelin
Gmina Leszno rural 125.0 8,791 Leszno
Gmina Kampinos rural 84.3 4,105 Kampinos