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Ełk County

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Ełk County

Powiat ełcki
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Ełk): 53°49′17″N 22°21′44″E / 53.82139°N 22.36222°E / 53.82139; 22.36222Coordinates: 53°49′17″N 22°21′44″E / 53.82139°N 22.36222°E / 53.82139; 22.36222
Country Poland
 • Total1,111.87 km2 (429.30 sq mi)
 • Total91,446
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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Ełk County (Polish: powiat ełcki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northern 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 only town is Ełk, which lies 123 kilometres (76 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

The county covers an area of 1,111.87 square kilometres (429.3 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 91,446, out of which the population of Ełk is 62,006 and the rural population is 29,440.[1]

Neighbouring counties

Ełk County is bordered by Olecko County to the north, Suwałki County to the north-east, Augustów County to the east, Grajewo County to the south, and Pisz County and Giżycko County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Ełk urban 21.1 62,006  
Gmina Ełk rural 378.6 11,684 Ełk *
Gmina Prostki rural 230.5 7,263 Prostki
Gmina Kalinowo rural 285.2 6,751 Kalinowo
Gmina Stare Juchy rural 196.6 3,742 Stare Juchy
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. ^ 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.

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