Gmina Sokółka

Gmina Sokółka is an urban-rural gmina (administrative district) in Sokółka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland, on the border with Belarus. Its seat is the town of Sokółka, which lies approximately 39 kilometres (24 mi) north-east of the regional capital Białystok.

Gmina Sokółka

Sokółka Commune
Coat of arms of Gmina Sokółka
Coat of arms
Gmina Sokółka within the Sokółka County
Gmina Sokółka within the Sokółka County
Coordinates (Sokółka): 53°24′N 23°30′E / 53.400°N 23.500°E / 53.400; 23.500Coordinates: 53°24′N 23°30′E / 53.400°N 23.500°E / 53.400; 23.500
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
CountySokółka
SeatSokółka
Area
 • Total313.62 km2 (121.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total26,406
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban
18,888
 • Rural
7,518
Websitehttp://www.sokolka.pl

The gmina covers an area of 313.62 square kilometres (121.1 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 26,406 (out of which the population of Sokółka amounts to 18,888, and the population of the rural part of the gmina is 7,518).

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

VillagesEdit

Apart from the town of Sokółka, Gmina Sokółka contains the villages and settlements of:

Neighbouring gminasEdit

Gmina Sokółka is bordered by the gminas of Czarna Białostocka, Janów, Kuźnica, Sidra, Supraśl and Szudziałowo. It also borders Belarus.

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