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.
Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Hajnówka): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,623.65 km2 (626.89 sq mi)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
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.
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 Hajnówka||rural||293.2||4,273||Hajnówka *|
|Gmina Dubicze Cerkiewne||rural||151.2||1,871||Dubicze Cerkiewne|
|* seat not part of the gmina|