Mońki County

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.

Mońki County

Powiat moniecki
Flag of Mońki County
Flag
Coat of arms of Mońki County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Mońki): 53°24′N 22°48′E / 53.400°N 22.800°E / 53.400; 22.800Coordinates: 53°24′N 22°48′E / 53.400°N 22.800°E / 53.400; 22.800
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
SeatMońki
Gminas
Area
 • Total1,382.39 km2 (533.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total40,518
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
 • Urban
14,548
 • Rural
25,970
Car platesBMN
Websitehttp://www.monki.pl/

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.[1]

Mońki County existed also between 1954 - 1975, but it was deleted after reform.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Mońki County is bordered by Augustów County to the north, Sokółka County to the east, Białystok County to the south, Łomża County to the west and Grajewo County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Mońki urban-rural 161.6 14,883 Mońki
Gmina Jaświły rural 175.4 4,919 Jaświły
Gmina Goniądz urban-rural 376.7 4,903 Goniądz
Gmina Knyszyn urban-rural 127.7 4,770 Knyszyn
Gmina Trzcianne rural 331.6 4,288 Trzcianne
Gmina Krypno rural 112.7 3,989 Krypno
Gmina Jasionówka rural 96.7 2,766 Jasionówka

ReferencesEdit

  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.