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Białystok County

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Białystok County

Powiat białostocki
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Coordinates (Białystok): 53°7′N 23°10′E / 53.117°N 23.167°E / 53.117; 23.167Coordinates: 53°7′N 23°10′E / 53.117°N 23.167°E / 53.117; 23.167
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
SeatBiałystok
Gminas
Area
 • Total2,984.64 km2 (1,152.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total148,745
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban
55,398
 • Rural
93,347
Car platesBIA
Websitehttp://www.powiatbialostocki.pl/

Białystok County (Polish: powiat białostocki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland, on the border with Belarus. It was created on 1 January 1999 as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Białystok, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county).[1]

The county contains nine towns: Łapy, 25 km (16 mi) south-west of Białystok, Czarna Białostocka, 22 km (14 mi) north of Białystok, Wasilków, 11 km (7 mi) north of Białystok, Choroszcz, 13 km (8 mi) west of Białystok, Supraśl, 16 km (10 mi) north-east of Białystok, Michałowo, 13 km (8 mi) east of Białystok, Zabłudów, 16 km (10 mi) south-east of Białystok, Tykocin, 29 km (18 mi) west of Białystok, and Suraż, 23 km (14 mi) south-west of Białystok.

The county covers an area of 2,984.64 square kilometres (1,152.4 sq mi), making it the largest county in Poland (ahead of Olsztyn County). As of 2019 its total population is 148,745, out of which the population of Łapy is 15,609, that of Czarna Białostocka is 9,318, that of Wasilków is 11,527, that of Choroszcz is 5,890, that of Supraśl is 4,605, that of Michałowo is 3,026, that of Zabłudów is 2,462, that of Tykocin is 1,973, that of Suraż is 988, and the rural population is 93,347.[2]

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Białystok, Białystok County is bordered by Hajnówka County and Bielsk County to the south, Wysokie Mazowieckie County, Zambrów County and Łomża County to the west, Mońki County to the north-west, and Sokółka County to the north-east. It also borders Belarus to the east.

Administrative division

1. Białystok (not part of the county). Gminas: 2. Choroszcz, 3. Czarna Białostocka, 4. Łapy, 5. Supraśl, 6. Suraż, 7. Tykocin, 8. Wasilków, 9. Zabłudów, 10. Dobrzyniewo Duże, 11. Gródek, 12. Juchnowiec Kościelny, 13. Michałowo, 14. Poświętne, 15. Turośń Kościelna, 16. Zawady.
1. Białystok (not part of the county). Gminas: 2. Choroszcz, 3. Czarna Białostocka, 4. Łapy, 5. Supraśl, 6. Suraż, 7. Tykocin, 8. Wasilków, 9. Zabłudów, 10. Dobrzyniewo Duże, 11. Gródek, 12. Juchnowiec Kościelny, 13. Michałowo, 14. Poświętne, 15. Turośń Kościelna, 16. Zawady.

The county is subdivided into 15 gminas (nine urban-rural and six rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Łapy urban-rural 127.6 21,920 Łapy
Gmina Wasilków urban-rural 127.2 17,259 Wasilków
Gmina Juchnowiec Kościelny rural 172.1 16,476 Juchnowiec Kościelny
Gmina Supraśl urban-rural 188.0 15,393 Supraśl
Gmina Choroszcz urban-rural 163.5 15,339 Choroszcz
Gmina Czarna Białostocka urban-rural 206.5 11,377 Czarna Białostocka
Gmina Dobrzyniewo Duże rural 160.7 9,377 Dobrzyniewo Duże
Gmina Zabłudów urban-rural 339.8 9,280 Zabłudów
Gmina Michałowo urban-rural 409.2 6,564 Michałowo
Gmina Turośń Kościelna rural 140.3 6,316 Turośń Kościelna
Gmina Tykocin urban-rural 207.3 6,216 Tykocin
Gmina Gródek rural 430.6 5,163 Gródek
Gmina Poświętne rural 114.3 3,398 Poświętne
Gmina Zawady rural 112.7 2,714 Zawady
Gmina Suraż urban-rural 76.6 1,953 Suraż

References

  1. ^ "Wyniki badań bieżących - Baza Demografia - Główny Urząd Statystyczny". demografia.stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  2. ^ 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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