Ostrów Mazowiecka County

Not to be confused with Ostrów Wielkopolski County, which has the same name in Polish.
Ostrów Mazowiecka County
Powiat ostrowski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Ostrów Mazowiecka): 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900Coordinates: 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Ostrów Mazowiecka
  Total 1,218.06 km2 (470.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 75,073
  Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
  Urban 24,419
  Rural 50,654
Car plates WOR
Website http://www.powiatostrowmaz.pl

Ostrów Mazowiecka County (Polish: powiat ostrowski) 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 Ostrów Mazowiecka, which lies 89 kilometres (55 mi) north-east of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Brok, lying 12 km (7 mi) south of Ostrów Mazowiecka.

The county covers an area of 1,218.06 square kilometres (470.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 75,073, out of which the population of Ostrów Mazowiecka is 22,560, that of Brok is 1,859, and the rural population is 50,654.

Neighbouring counties

Ostrów Mazowiecka County is bordered by Łomża County to the north, Zambrów County to the north-east, Wysokie Mazowieckie County to the east, Sokołów County and Węgrów County to the south, Wyszków County to the south-west, and Ostrołęka County to the north-west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (one urban, one urban-rural and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Ostrów Mazowiecka urban 22.1 22,560  
Gmina Ostrów Mazowiecka rural 283.7 12,654 Ostrów Mazowiecka *
Gmina Małkinia Górna rural 134.1 12,224 Małkinia Górna
Gmina Wąsewo rural 119.2 4,582 Wąsewo
Gmina Andrzejewo rural 118.6 4,467 Andrzejewo
Gmina Stary Lubotyń rural 109.2 3,984 Stary Lubotyń
Gmina Zaręby Kościelne rural 88.9 3,844 Zaręby Kościelne
Gmina Nur rural 102.9 3,191 Nur
Gmina Boguty-Pianki rural 89.1 2,900 Boguty-Pianki
Gmina Brok urban-rural 110.2 2,843 Brok
Gmina Szulborze Wielkie rural 46.7 1,824 Szulborze Wielkie
* seat not part of the gmina


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