Gmina Janów, Podlaskie Voivodeship

Gmina Janów is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Sokółka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Janów, which lies approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Sokółka and 39 km (24 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok.

Gmina Janów

Janów Commune
Coat of arms of Gmina Janów
Coat of arms
Gmina Janów within the Sokółka County
Gmina Janów within the Sokółka County
Coordinates (Janów): 53°28′N 23°13′E / 53.467°N 23.217°E / 53.467; 23.217Coordinates: 53°28′N 23°13′E / 53.467°N 23.217°E / 53.467; 23.217
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
CountySokółka
SeatJanów
Area
 • Total207.84 km2 (80.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total4,427
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)

The gmina covers an area of 207.84 square kilometres (80.2 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 4,427.

The gmina contains part of the protected area called Knyszyń Forest Landscape Park.

HistoryEdit

Since 13th age to 1795 Gmina Janów was part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

VillagesEdit

Gmina Janów contains the villages and settlements of Białousy, Brzozowe Błoto, Budno, Budzisk-Bagno, Budzisk-Strużka, Chorążycha, Cieśnisk Mały, Cieśnisk Wielki, Cimoszka, Dąbrówka, Franckowa Buda, Gabrylewszczyzna, Giełozicha, Janów, Jasionowa Dolina, Kamienica, Kizielany, Kizielewszczyzna, Kładziewo, Krasne, Kumiałka, Kuplisk, Kwasówka, Łubianka, Marchelówka, Nowokolno, Nowowola, Nowy Janów, Ostrynka, Podbudno, Podłubianka, Podtrzcianka, Przystawka, Rudawka, Sitawka, Sitkowo, Skidlewo, Soroczy Mostek, Sosnowe Bagno, Studzieńczyna, Szczuki, Teolin, Trofimówka, Trzcianka, Wasilówka and Zielony Gaj.

Neighbouring gminasEdit

Gmina Janów is bordered by the gminas of Czarna Białostocka, Dąbrowa Białostocka, Korycin, Sidra, Sokółka and Suchowola.

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