Gmina Brańsk

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Gmina Brańsk
Brańsk Commune
Gmina
Coat of arms of Gmina Brańsk
Coat of arms
Gmina Brańsk is located in Poland
Gmina Brańsk
Gmina Brańsk
Coordinates (Brańsk): 52°45′N 22°50′E / 52.750°N 22.833°E / 52.750; 22.833Coordinates: 52°45′N 22°50′E / 52.750°N 22.833°E / 52.750; 22.833
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Bielsk
Seat Brańsk
Government
 • Mayor Krzysztof Jaworowski
Area
 • Total 227.3 km2 (87.8 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 6,370
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17-120
Area code(s) +48 085
Car plates BBI
Website http://www.ug.bransk.wrotapodlasia.pl/

Gmina Brańsk [braɲsk] is a rural gmina (Polish:gmina wiejska) in Bielsk County, Podlaskie Voivodeship. It is located in north-eastern Poland.

Etymology[edit]

The name Brańsk comes from the river Bronka, a nearby tributary of the Nurzec River.

Geography[edit]

Gmina Brańsk is located in the geographical region of Europe known as the Wysoczyzny Podlasko – Białoruskie (Podlaskie and Belarus Plateau) and the mezoregion known as the Równina Bielska (Bielska Plain).

The gmina covers an area of 227.3 square kilometres (87.8 sq mi).

Location[edit]

It is located approximately:

Climate[edit]

The region has a continental climate which is characterized by high temperatures during summer and long and frosty winters . The average amount of rainfall during the year exceeds 550 millimetres (21.7 in).

Rivers[edit]

Three rivers pass through the Gmina:

Demographics[edit]

Detailed data as of 31 December 2007:[1]

  Total Women Men
Unit Number  % Number  % Number  %
Population 6,370 100 3,127 49.1 3,243 50.9
Population Density
(persons/km²)
28.0 13.8 14.3

Municipal government[edit]

Gmina Brańsk in Bielsk County

Its seat is the town of Brańsk, although the town is not part of the territory of the gmina.

Executive branch[edit]

The chief executive of the government is the mayor (Polish: wójt).

Legislative branch[edit]

The legislative portion of the government is the Council (Polish: Rada) composed of the President (Polish: Przewodniczący), the Vice President (Polish: Wiceprzewodniczący) and thirteen councilors.

Villages[edit]

The following villages are contained within the gmina:

Bronka, Brzeźnica, Burchaty, Chojewo, Chojewo-Kolonia, Chrościanka, Dębowo, Domanowo, Ferma, Glinnik, Holonki, Jarmarkowszczyzna, Kadłubówka, Kalnica, Kalnowiec, Kiersnowo, Kiersnówek, Kiewłaki, Klichy, Konotopa, Koszewo, Lubieszcze, Majerowizna, Markowo, Mień, Nowosady, Oleksin, Olędy, Olędzkie, Olszewek, Olszewo, Otapy, Pace, Pasieka, Patoki, Pietraszki, Płonowo, Poletyły, Popławy, Pruszanka Stara, Pruszanka-Baranki, Puchały Nowe, Puchały Stare, Spieszyn, Szmurły, Ściony, Świrydy, Widźgowo, Załuskie Koronne, Załuskie Kościelne, Zanie.

Neighbouring political subdivisions[edit]

Gmina Brańsk is bordered by the town of Brańsk and the of Gminy of Bielsk Podlaski, Boćki, Dziadkowice, Grodzisk, Klukowo, Nowe Piekuty, Poświętne, Rudka, Szepietowo and Wyszki.

Transport[edit]

Roads and Highways[edit]

Gmina Brańsk is at the intersection of a National Road and a Voivodeship Road:

Public Transport[edit]

Bus Service[edit]

Regular bus service is provided in the town of Brańsk by Państwowa Komunikacja Samochodowa (State Car Communication, PKS) via PKS Bielsk Podlaskie, PKS Białystok and PKS Siemiatycze

Rail Service[edit]

The closest passenger train service is provided by Polskie Koleje Państwowe (Polish State Railways, PKP) SA from the following stations:

Nearby Attractions[edit]

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