Hajnówka County

Hajnówka County (Polish: powiat hajnowski) 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 town is Hajnówka, which lies 51 kilometres (32 mi) south-east of the regional capital Białystok. The only other town in the county is Kleszczele, lying 25 km (16 mi) south-west of Hajnówka.

Hajnówka County

Powiat hajnowski
Flag of Hajnówka County
Coat of arms of Hajnówka County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Hajnówka): 52°44′N 23°34′E / 52.733°N 23.567°E / 52.733; 23.567Coordinates: 52°44′N 23°34′E / 52.733°N 23.567°E / 52.733; 23.567
Country Poland
 • Total1,623.65 km2 (626.89 sq mi)
 • Total42,851
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesBHA

The county covers an area of 1,623.65 square kilometres (626.9 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 42,851, out of which the population of Hajnówka is 20,580, that of Kleszczele is 1,250, and the rural population is 21,021.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Hajnówka County is bordered by Siemiatycze County to the south-west, Bielsk County to the west and Białystok County to the north. It also borders Belarus to the east.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Hajnówka urban 21.3 20,580  
Gmina Hajnówka rural 293.2 3,872 Hajnówka *
Gmina Narew rural 339.5 3,476 Narew
Gmina Narewka rural 339.5 3,634 Narewka
Gmina Czeremcha rural 96.7 3,125 Czeremcha
Gmina Kleszczele urban-rural 142.6 2,475 Kleszczele
Gmina Białowieża rural 203.2 2,183 Białowieża
Gmina Czyże rural 134.2 1,995 Czyże
Gmina Dubicze Cerkiewne rural 151.2 1,511 Dubicze Cerkiewne
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.