Wysokie Mazowieckie County

Wysokie Mazowieckie County (Polish: powiat wysokomazowiecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern 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 Wysokie Mazowieckie, which lies 49 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of the regional capital Białystok. The only other towns in the county are Ciechanowiec, lying 27 km (17 mi) south of Wysokie, Szepietowo, 6 km (4 mi) south of Wysokie, and as from 1 January 2011 Czyżew.

Wysokie Mazowieckie County
Powiat wysokomazowiecki
Flag of Wysokie Mazowieckie County
Coat of arms of Wysokie Mazowieckie County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Wysokie Mazowieckie): 52°55′9″N 22°30′52″E / 52.91917°N 22.51444°E / 52.91917; 22.51444Coordinates: 52°55′9″N 22°30′52″E / 52.91917°N 22.51444°E / 52.91917; 22.51444
Country Poland
SeatWysokie Mazowieckie
 • Total1,288.49 km2 (497.49 sq mi)
 • Total57,051
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesBWM

The county covers an area of 1,288.49 square kilometres (497.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population was 57,051, out of which the population of Wysokie Mazowieckie was 9,415, that of Ciechanowiec 4,631, that of Czyżew 2,633, that of Szepietowo 2,170, and the rural population 38,202.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Wysokie Mazowieckie County is bordered by Białystok County and Bielsk County to the east, Siemiatycze County and Sokołów County to the south, and Ostrów Mazowiecka County and Zambrów County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Wysokie Mazowieckie urban 15.2 9,415  
Gmina Ciechanowiec urban-rural 201.5 8,619 Ciechanowiec
Gmina Szepietowo urban-rural 151.9 6,913 Szepietowo
Gmina Czyżew urban-rural 123.4 6,367 Czyżew
Gmina Sokoły rural 155.6 5,744 Sokoły
Gmina Wysokie Mazowieckie rural 166.1 5,436 Wysokie Mazowieckie *
Gmina Klukowo rural 123.8 4,375 Klukowo
Gmina Nowe Piekuty rural 109.4 3,879 Nowe Piekuty
Gmina Kobylin-Borzymy rural 119.6 3,223 Kobylin-Borzymy
Gmina Kulesze Kościelne rural 115.5 3,080 Kulesze Kościelne
* seat not part of the gmina



  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.