Płońsk County (Polish: powiat płoński) 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 Płońsk, which lies 63 kilometres (39 mi) north-west of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Raciąż, lying 25 km (16 mi) north-west of Płońsk.
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Płońsk): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,383.67 km2 (534.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||63/km2 (160/sq mi)|
The county covers an area of 1,383.67 square kilometres (534.2 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 87,183, out of which the population of Płońsk is 22,130, that of Raciąż is 4,384, and the rural population is 60,669.
Płońsk County is bordered by Mława County and Ciechanów County to the north, Pułtusk County to the east, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki County to the south-east, Sochaczew County to the south, Płock County and Sierpc County to the west, and Żuromin County to the north-west.
The county is subdivided into 12 gminas (two urban and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Raciąż||rural||248.8||8,336||Raciąż *|
|Gmina Płońsk||rural||127.3||7,922||Płońsk *|
|Gmina Czerwińsk nad Wisłą||rural||146.1||7,657||Czerwińsk nad Wisłą|
|Gmina Nowe Miasto||rural||118.4||4,659||Nowe Miasto|
|* seat not part of the gmina|
- GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.