Gmina Czyże

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Gmina Czyże
Czyże Commune
Gmina
Coat of arms of Gmina Czyże
Coat of arms
Coordinates (Czyże): 52°47′N 23°25′E / 52.783°N 23.417°E / 52.783; 23.417Coordinates: 52°47′N 23°25′E / 52.783°N 23.417°E / 52.783; 23.417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Hajnówka
Seat Czyże
Area
 • Total 134.2 km2 (51.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,528
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Website http://www.ugczyze.pl/

Gmina Czyże is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Hajnówka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Czyże, which lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) north-west of Hajnówka and 41 km (25 mi) south-east of the regional capital Białystok.

The gmina covers an area of 134.2 square kilometres (51.8 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 2,528.

It is one of five Polish/Belarusian bilingual Gmina in Podlaskie Voivodeship regulated by the Act of 6 January 2005 on National and Ethnic Minorities and on the Regional Languages, which permits certain gminas with significant linguistic minorities to introduce a second, auxiliary language to be used in official contexts alongside Polish.[1]

Villages[edit]

Gmina Czyże contains the villages and settlements of Bujakowszczyzna, Czyże, Hrabniak, Hukowicze, Kamień, Klejniki, Kojły, Kuraszewo, Lady, Leniewo, Leszczyny, Łuszcze, Maksymowszczyzna, Morze, Osówka, Podrzeczany, Podwieżanka, Rakowicze, Sapowo, Szostakowo, Wieżanka, Wólka and Zbucz.

Neighbouring gminas[edit]

Gmina Czyże is bordered by the gminas of Bielsk Podlaski, Dubicze Cerkiewne, Hajnówka, Narew and Orla.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dz. U. z 2005 r. Nr 17, poz. 141