Garwolin County (Polish: powiat garwoliński) 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 Garwolin, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) south-east of Warsaw. The county contains three other towns: Łaskarzew, 13 km (8 mi) south of Garwolin, Pilawa, 10 km (6 mi) north-west of Garwolin, and Żelechów, 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Garwolin.

Garwolin County
Powiat garwoliński
Flag of Garwolin County
Coat of arms of Garwolin County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Garwolin): 51°54′N 21°38′E / 51.900°N 21.633°E / 51.900; 21.633
Country Poland
 • Total1,284.29 km2 (495.87 sq mi)
 • Total104,917
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,284.29 square kilometres (495.9 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 104,917, out of which the population of Garwolin is 17,501, that of Łaskarzew is 4,840, that of Pilawa is 4,578, that of Żelechów is 3,988, and the rural population is 74,010.[1]

Neighbouring counties Edit

Garwolin County is bordered by Mińsk County to the north, Siedlce County to the north-east, Łuków County to the east, Ryki County to the south-east, Kozienice County to the south, Grójec County to the west and Otwock County to the north-west.

Administrative division Edit

The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (two urban, two urban-rural and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Garwolin urban 22.1 17,501  
Gmina Garwolin rural 136.0 13,237 Garwolin *
Gmina Pilawa urban-rural 77.3 10,984 Pilawa
Gmina Żelechów urban-rural 87.6 8,318 Żelechów
Gmina Sobolew rural 94.8 8,272 Sobolew
Gmina Trojanów rural 151.0 7,318 Trojanów
Gmina Maciejowice rural 172.7 6,942 Maciejowice
Gmina Łaskarzew rural 87.5 5,471 Łaskarzew *
Gmina Wilga rural 119.1 5,303 Wilga
Gmina Borowie rural 80.4 5,237 Borowie
Gmina Miastków Kościelny rural 85.2 4,861 Miastków Kościelny
Łaskarzew urban 15.1 4,840  
Gmina Parysów rural 64.3 4,097 Parysów
Gmina Górzno rural 90.8 2,536 Górzno
* seat not part of the gmina

References Edit

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