Mońki County (Polish: powiat moniecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland. 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 Mońki, which lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-west of the regional capital Białystok. The county also contains the towns of Knyszyn, lying 13 km (8 mi) south-east of Mońki, and Goniądz, 11 km (7 mi) north-west of Mońki.
Location within the voivodeship
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|• Total||1,382.39 km2 (533.74 sq mi)|
|• Density||29/km2 (76/sq mi)|
The county covers an area of 1,382.39 square kilometres (533.7 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 40,518, out of which the population of Mońki is 9,986, that of Knyszyn is 2,748, that of Goniądz is 1,814, and the rural population is 25,970.
Mońki County existed also between 1954 - 1975, but it was deleted after reform.
The county is subdivided into seven gminas (three urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
- 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.