Węgorzewo County

Węgorzewo County (Polish: powiat węgorzewski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern Poland, on the border with Russia. It was created in 2002 out of the northern part of Giżycko County. Its administrative seat and only town is Węgorzewo, which lies 95 kilometres (59 mi) north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Węgorzewo County
Powiat węgorzewski
Flag of Węgorzewo County
Coat of arms of Węgorzewo County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Węgorzewo): 54°13′N 21°45′E / 54.217°N 21.750°E / 54.217; 21.750Coordinates: 54°13′N 21°45′E / 54.217°N 21.750°E / 54.217; 21.750
Country Poland
 • Total693.43 km2 (267.73 sq mi)
 • Total23,641
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesNWE

The county covers an area of 693.43 square kilometres (267.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 23,641, out of which the population of Węgorzewo is 11,638 and the rural population is 12,003.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Węgorzewo County is bordered by Gołdap County to the east, Giżycko County to the south and Kętrzyn County to the west. It also borders Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) to the north.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Węgorzewo urban-rural 341.1 17,092 Węgorzewo
Gmina Pozezdrze rural 177.3 3,498 Pozezdrze
Gmina Budry rural 175.0 3,051 Budry