Wysokie Mazowieckie County

Wysokie Mazowieckie County
Powiat wysokomazowiecki


Coat of arms

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
Voivodeship Podlaskie
Seat Wysokie Mazowieckie
  Total 1,288.49 km2 (497.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 59,719
  Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
  Urban 14,155
  Rural 45,564
Car plates BWM
Website http://wysokomazowiecki.pl/

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.

The county covers an area of 1,288.49 square kilometres (497.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population was 59,719, out of which the population of Wysokie Mazowieckie was 9,257, that of Ciechanowiec 4,898, and the rural population 45,564 (including approximately 2,400 for the population of Szepietowo, which became a town in 2010).

Neighbouring counties

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 division

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
Gmina Ciechanowiec urban-rural 201.5 9,454 Ciechanowiec
Wysokie Mazowieckie urban 15.2 9,257  
Gmina Szepietowo urban-rural 151.9 7,485 Szepietowo
Gmina Czyżew urban-rural 123.4 6,653 Czyżew
Gmina Sokoły rural 155.6 5,952 Sokoły
Gmina Wysokie Mazowieckie rural 166.1 5,263 Wysokie Mazowieckie *
Gmina Klukowo rural 123.8 4,681 Klukowo
Gmina Nowe Piekuty rural 109.4 3,991 Nowe Piekuty
Gmina Kobylin-Borzymy rural 119.6 3,622 Kobylin-Borzymy
Gmina Kulesze Kościelne rural 115.5 3,361 Kulesze Kościelne
* seat not part of the gmina


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