Ostrołęka County

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Ostrołęka County

Powiat ostrołęcki
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Ostrołęka): 53°4′N 21°34′E / 53.067°N 21.567°E / 53.067; 21.567Coordinates: 53°4′N 21°34′E / 53.067°N 21.567°E / 53.067; 21.567
Country Poland
 • Total2,099.32 km2 (810.55 sq mi)
 • Total84,344
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesWOS

Ostrołęka County (Polish: powiat ostrołęcki) 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 is the city of Ostrołęka, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only town in Ostrołęka County is Myszyniec, which lies 38 km (24 mi) north of Ostrołęka.

The county covers an area of 2,099.32 square kilometres (810.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 84,344, out of which the population of Myszyniec is 3,014 and the rural population is 81,330.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Ostrołęka, Ostrołęka County is also bordered by Pisz County and Kolno County to the north, Łomża County to the east, Ostrów Mazowiecka County to the south-east, Wyszków County to the south, Maków County to the south-west, Przasnysz County to the west, and Szczytno County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (one urban-rural and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Kadzidło rural 258.9 11,030 Kadzidło
Gmina Myszyniec urban-rural 228.6 10,182 Myszyniec
Gmina Olszewo-Borki rural 195.8 9,505 Olszewo-Borki
Gmina Rzekuń rural 135.5 9,080 Rzekuń
Gmina Goworowo rural 218.9 8,756 Goworowo
Gmina Lelis rural 197.0 8,364 Lelis
Gmina Łyse rural 246.5 7,908 Łyse
Gmina Baranowo rural 198.2 6,754 Baranowo
Gmina Czerwin rural 171.1 5,265 Czerwin
Gmina Troszyn rural 156.3 4,880 Troszyn
Gmina Czarnia rural 92.5 2,620 Czarnia