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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)
 • Total48,130
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesBHA

The county covers an area of 1,623.65 square kilometres (626.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 48,130, out of which the population of Hajnówka is 22,072, that of Kleszczele is 1,432, and the rural population is 24,626.

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 22,072  
Gmina Hajnówka rural 293.2 4,273 Hajnówka *
Gmina Narew rural 339.5 4,138 Narew
Gmina Narewka rural 339.5 4,019 Narewka
Gmina Czeremcha rural 96.7 3,644 Czeremcha
Gmina Kleszczele urban-rural 142.6 2,894 Kleszczele
Gmina Białowieża rural 203.2 2,691 Białowieża
Gmina Czyże rural 134.2 2,528 Czyże
Gmina Dubicze Cerkiewne rural 151.2 1,871 Dubicze Cerkiewne
* seat not part of the gmina