Other Names: Przasnysz [Pol], Proshnits [Yid], Pshasnysh [Rus], Praschnitz [Ger]
Praschnitz, Proshnitz, Prostnetz, Przashysz, Pshasnish, Prushnitz
Location: 53º 02'N, 20º 53'E
54 miles north of Warsaw, 29 miles west of Ostrolęka, and 15 miles northeast of Ciechanow.
The town of Przasnysz is located in the county/district (powiat) of Przasnysz, in the voivodeship (province) of Mazovia, on the Węgierka River. It covers an area of 9.71 square miles and has a population of 17,062 
Przasnysz County includes the town of Przasnysz, Gmina* Przasnysz, Gmina Chorzele, Gmina Czernice Borowe, Gmina Jednorożec, Gmina Krasne and Gmina Krzynowloga Mala.
The town of Przasnysz serves as the headquarters for the county government and for Gmina Przasnysz. Gmina Przasnysz is a rural area, comprised of villages and settlements. Its territory does not include the town of Przasnysz. It has a population of 7,165 (2006) and contains 71.0 square miles. 
Coat of Arms: From left: The town of Przasnysz; The county/district of Przasnysz; Gmina Przasnysz
Przasnysz City Government Page Go to the right side of the page, scroll down and click on
Map of Poland: Red Arrow shows approximate location of Przasnysz, in the province of Mazovia
 www. powiat-przasnysz.pl
* The word "Gmina" refers to an administrative district.