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.
Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Augustów): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,658.27 km2 (640.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
The county covers an area of 1,658.27 square kilometres (640.3 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 58,205.
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.
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 Bargłów Kościelny||rural||187.6||5,545||Bargłów Kościelny|
|* seat not part of the gmina|
- "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.