Otwock County

Otwock County (Polish: powiat otwocki) 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 and largest town is Otwock, which lies 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-east of Warsaw. The county also contains the towns of Józefów, lying 3 km (2 mi) north-west of Otwock, and Karczew, 4 km (2 mi) south of Otwock.

Otwock County
Powiat otwocki
Coat of arms of Otwock County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Otwock): 52°7′N 21°16′E / 52.117°N 21.267°E / 52.117; 21.267Coordinates: 52°7′N 21°16′E / 52.117°N 21.267°E / 52.117; 21.267
Country Poland
 • Total615.09 km2 (237.49 sq mi)
 • Total124,241
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 615.09 square kilometres (237.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 124,241, out of which the population of Otwock is 44,827, that of Józefów is 20,698, that of Karczew is 9,856, and the rural population is 48,860.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Otwock County is bordered by Mińsk County to the east, Garwolin County to the south-east, Grójec County to the south-west, and Piaseczno County and the city of Warsaw to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Otwock urban 47.3 44,827  
Józefów urban 23.9 20,698  
Gmina Karczew urban-rural 81.5 15,830 Karczew
Gmina Wiązowna rural 102.1 12,971 Wiązowna
Gmina Celestynów rural 88.9 11,713 Celestynów
Gmina Kołbiel rural 106.4 8,199 Kołbiel
Gmina Sobienie-Jeziory rural 97.4 6,384 Sobienie-Jeziory
Gmina Osieck rural 67.5 3,619 Osieck

See alsoEdit

  • Świdermajer, the characteristic style of architecture in the area


  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.