Wyszków County

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Wyszków County

Powiat wyszkowski
Flag of Wyszków County
Coat of arms of Wyszków County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Wyszków): 52°35′36″N 21°27′36″E / 52.59333°N 21.46000°E / 52.59333; 21.46000Coordinates: 52°35′36″N 21°27′36″E / 52.59333°N 21.46000°E / 52.59333; 21.46000
Country Poland
 • Total876.49 km2 (338.41 sq mi)
 • Total71,558
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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Wyszków County (Polish: powiat wyszkowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Masovian Voivodeship, east-central Poland. It originally existed from 1956 until the abolition of the powiats in 1975, but was re-created on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998, which reintroduced the powiats and created 16 large voivodeships. The administrative seat and only town in the county is Wyszków, which lies 53 kilometres (33 mi) north-east of Warsaw.

The county covers an area of 876.49 square kilometres (338.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 71,558, out of which the population of Wyszków is 27,010 and the rural population is 44,548.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Wyszków County is bordered by Ostrołęka County to the north, Ostrów Mazowiecka County to the north-east, Węgrów County to the east, Wołomin County to the south, Legionowo County and Pułtusk County to the west, and Maków County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Wyszków urban-rural 165.6 37,872 Wyszków
Gmina Brańszczyk rural 167.6 8,408 Brańszczyk
Gmina Długosiodło rural 167.5 7,649 Długosiodło
Gmina Rząśnik rural 167.4 6,603 Rząśnik
Gmina Zabrodzie rural 92.0 5,535 Zabrodzie
Gmina Somianka rural 116.4 5,491 Somianka