Siemiatycze County

Siemiatycze County (Polish: powiat siemiatycki) 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 Siemiatycze, which lies 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of the regional capital Białystok. The only other town in the county is Drohiczyn, lying 15 km (9 mi) west of Siemiatycze.

Siemiatycze County

Powiat siemiatycki
Flag of Siemiatycze County
Coat of arms of Siemiatycze County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Siemiatycze): 52°25′38″N 22°51′45″E / 52.42722°N 22.86250°E / 52.42722; 22.86250Coordinates: 52°25′38″N 22°51′45″E / 52.42722°N 22.86250°E / 52.42722; 22.86250
Country Poland
 • Total1,459.58 km2 (563.55 sq mi)
 • Total44,366
 • Density30/km2 (79/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,459.58 square kilometres (563.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 44,366, out of which the population of Siemiatycze is 14,418, that of Drohiczyn is 1,970, and the rural population is 27,978.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Siemiatycze County is bordered by Biała Podlaska County and Łosice County to the south, Siedlce County to the south-west, Sokołów County to the west, Wysokie Mazowieckie County and Bielsk County to the north, and Hajnówka County to the north-east. 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
Siemiatycze urban 36.3 14,418  
Gmina Drohiczyn urban-rural 208.0 6,245 Drohiczyn
Gmina Siemiatycze rural 227.1 6,078 Siemiatycze *
Gmina Grodzisk rural 203.2 4,181 Grodzisk
Gmina Nurzec-Stacja rural 215.0 3,831 Nurzec-Stacja
Gmina Perlejewo rural 106.3 2,793 Perlejewo
Gmina Dziadkowice rural 115.7 2,735 Dziadkowice
Gmina Mielnik rural 196.2 2,352 Mielnik
Gmina Milejczyce rural 151.8 1,733 Milejczyce
* 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". Retrieved 2020-09-14.