Żyrardów County

Żyrardów County (Polish: powiat żyrardowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Masovian Voivodeship, east-central Poland. It came into being on 1 January 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Żyrardów, which lies 43 kilometres (27 mi) south-west of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Mszczonów, lying 11 km (7 mi) south-east of Żyrardów.

Żyrardów County
Powiat żyrardowski
Flag of Żyrardów County
Coat of arms of Żyrardów County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Żyrardów): 52°3′N 20°26′E / 52.050°N 20.433°E / 52.050; 20.433Coordinates: 52°3′N 20°26′E / 52.050°N 20.433°E / 52.050; 20.433
Country Poland
 • Total532.63 km2 (205.65 sq mi)
 • Total75,787
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesWZY

The county covers an area of 532.63 square kilometres (205.6 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 75,787, out of which the population of Żyrardów is 39,896, that of Mszczonów is 6,376, and the rural population is 29,515.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Żyrardów County is bordered by Grodzisk Mazowiecki County to the east, Grójec County to the south-east, Rawa County to the south, Skierniewice County to the west and Sochaczew County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Żyrardów urban 14.4 39,896  
Gmina Mszczonów urban-rural 144.9 11,546 Mszczonów
Gmina Wiskitki rural 150.9 9,880 Wiskitki
Gmina Puszcza Mariańska rural 142.4 8,640 Puszcza Mariańska
Gmina Radziejowice rural 80.1 5,825 Radziejowice


  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.