Wołomin County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wołomin County

Powiat wołomiński
Coat of arms of Wołomin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Wołomin): 52°21′N 21°14′E / 52.350°N 21.233°E / 52.350; 21.233Coordinates: 52°21′N 21°14′E / 52.350°N 21.233°E / 52.350; 21.233
Country Poland
 • Total955.37 km2 (368.87 sq mi)
 • Total202,444
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesWWL, WV

Wołomin County (Polish: powiat wołomiński) is a territorial and administrative division 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. The administrative seat of the county and also its largest town is Wołomin, which lies 22 kilometres (14 mi) north-east of Warsaw. The county contains six other towns: Ząbki, 11 km (7 mi) south-west of Wołomin, Marki, 10 km (6 mi) west of Wołomin, Kobyłka, 3 km (2 mi) south-west of Wołomin, Zielonka, 8 km (5 mi) south-west of Wołomin, Radzymin, 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Wołomin, and Tłuszcz, 18 km (11 mi) north-east of Wołomin.

The county covers an area of 955.37 square kilometres (368.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 202,444, out of which the population of Wołomin is 36,711, that of Ząbki is 24,422, that of Marki is 23,376, that of Kobyłka is 17,897, that of Zielonka is 17,180, that of Radzymin is 7,864, that of Tłuszcz is 7,283, and the rural population is 67,711.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Wołomin County is bordered by Wyszków County to the north, Węgrów County to the east, Mińsk County to the south-east, the city of Warsaw to the south-west and Legionowo County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 12 gminas (four urban, three urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Wołomin urban-rural 59.5 49,509 Wołomin
Ząbki urban 11.1 24,422  
Marki urban 26.0 23,376  
Gmina Radzymin urban-rural 130.9 19,129 Radzymin
Gmina Tłuszcz urban-rural 102.8 18,510 Tłuszcz
Kobyłka urban 20.1 17,897  
Zielonka urban 79.2 17,180  
Gmina Klembów rural 85.8 8,907 Klembów
Gmina Jadów rural 116.9 7,715 Jadów
Gmina Dąbrówka rural 109.1 6,921 Dąbrówka
Gmina Poświętne rural 106.3 5,849 Poświętne
Gmina Strachówka rural 107.7 3,029 Strachówka