Biała Podlaska County

Biała Podlaska County (Polish: powiat bialski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland, on the border with Belarus. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Biała Podlaska, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Biała Podlaska County are Międzyrzec Podlaski, which lies 24 km (15 mi) west of Biała Podlaska, and the border town of Terespol, 32 km (20 mi) east of Biała Podlaska.

Biała Podlaska County

Powiat bialski
Coat of arms of Biała Podlaska County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Biała Podlaska): 52°2′N 23°7′E / 52.033°N 23.117°E / 52.033; 23.117Coordinates: 52°2′N 23°7′E / 52.033°N 23.117°E / 52.033; 23.117
Country Poland
SeatBiała Podlaska
 • Total2,753.67 km2 (1,063.20 sq mi)
 • Total111,078
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesLBI

The county covers an area of 2,753.67 square kilometres (1,063.2 sq mi). As of 2019, its total population is 111,078, including 16,736 in Międzyrzec Podlaski, 5,537 in Terespol, and a rural population of 88,805.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Apart from the city of Biała Podlaska, Biała Podlaska County is bordered by Włodawa County and Parczew County to the south, Radzyń Podlaski County to the south-west, Łuków County and Siedlce County to the west, Łosice County to the north-west, and Siemiatycze County to the north. It also borders Belarus to the east.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 19 gminas (two urban and 17 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Międzyrzec Podlaski urban 20.0 16,736
Gmina Biała Podlaska rural 324.8 14,391 Biała Podlaska *
Gmina Międzyrzec Podlaski rural 261.6 10,527 Międzyrzec Podlaski *
Gmina Piszczac rural 169.9 7,213 Piszczac
Gmina Terespol rural 141.3 6,721 Terespol *
Terespol urban 10.1 5,537
Gmina Drelów rural 228.0 5,405 Drelów
Gmina Janów Podlaski rural 135.0 5,314 Janów Podlaski
Gmina Łomazy rural 200.4 4,944 Łomazy
Gmina Wisznice rural 173.0 4,944 Wisznice
Gmina Zalesie rural 147.2 4,426 Zalesie
Gmina Leśna Podlaska rural 97.7 4,249 Leśna Podlaska
Gmina Konstantynów rural 87.1 4,148 Konstantynów
Gmina Kodeń rural 150.3 3,553 Kodeń
Gmina Tuczna rural 170.4 3,022 Tuczna
Gmina Rokitno rural 140.8 2,969 Rokitno
Gmina Sosnówka rural 148.4 2,431 Sosnówka
Gmina Sławatycze rural 71.7 2,328 Sławatycze
Gmina Rossosz rural 76.1 2,220 Rossosz
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. ^ a b GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". Retrieved 2020-09-11.