Augustów County (Polish: powiat augustowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland, on the border with Belarus. 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 city is Augustów, which lies 83 kilometres (52 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok. The only other town in the county is Lipsk, lying 32 km (20 mi) south-east of Augustów.

Augustów County

Powiat augustowski
Flag of Augustów County
Flag
Coat of arms of Augustów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Augustów): 53°51′N 22°58′E / 53.850°N 22.967°E / 53.850; 22.967Coordinates: 53°51′N 22°58′E / 53.850°N 22.967°E / 53.850; 22.967
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
SeatAugustów
Gminas
Area
 • Total1,658.27 km2 (640.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total58,205
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
 • Urban
32,516
 • Rural
25,689
Car platesBAU
Websitehttp://www.augustowski.home.pl

The county covers an area of 1,658.27 square kilometres (640.3 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 58,205.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Augustów County is bordered by Sokółka County to the south-east, Mońki County to the south, Grajewo County and Ełk County to the west, Suwałki County to the north, and Sejny County to the north-east. It also borders Belarus to the east.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Augustów urban 80.9 30,190  
Gmina Augustów rural 266.5 6,764 Augustów*
Gmina Bargłów Kościelny rural 187.6 5,545 Bargłów Kościelny
Gmina Lipsk urban-rural 184.4 5,129 Lipsk
Gmina Sztabin rural 361.8 5,079 Sztabin
Gmina Nowinka rural 203.8 2,904 Nowinka
Gmina Płaska rural 373.2 2,594 Płaska
* seat not part of the gmina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.