Gmina Orla

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Gmina Orla
Orla Commune
Gmina
Coat of arms of Gmina Orla
Coat of arms
Gmina Orla is located in Poland
Gmina Orla
Gmina Orla
Coordinates (Orla): 52°42′26″N 23°19′48″E / 52.70722°N 23.33000°E / 52.70722; 23.33000Coordinates: 52°42′26″N 23°19′48″E / 52.70722°N 23.33000°E / 52.70722; 23.33000
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Bielsk
Seat Orla
Government
 • Mayor Piotr Selwesiuk
Area
 • Total 159.68 km2 (61.65 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,256
 • Density 20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17-106
Area code(s) +48 085
Car plates BBI
Website http://www.orla.pl

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

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]

Geography[edit]

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

The Orlanka River, a tributary of the Narew River, passes through Gmina Orla.

The Gmina covers an area of 159.68 square kilometres (61.7 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).

Demographics[edit]

Detailed data as of 31 December 2007:[2]

  Total Women Men
Unit Number  % Number  % Number  %
Population 3,256 100 1,700 52.2 1,556 47.8
Population Density
(persons/km²)
20.4 10.6 9.7

Municipal government[edit]

Gmina Orla in Bielsk County

Its seat is the village of Orla.

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 City Council (Polish: Rada) comprising the President (Polish: Przewodniczący), the Vice-President (Polish: Wiceprzewodniczący) and thirteen councilors.

Villages[edit]

The following villages are contained within the gmina:

Czechy Zabłotne, Dydule, Gredele, Gregorowce, Koszele, Koszki, Krywiatycze, Malinniki, Malinniki-Kolonia, Mikłasze, Antonowo-Kolonia, Moskiewce, Oleksze, Orla, Paszkowszczyzna, Pawlinowo, Reduty, Spiczki, Szczyty-Dzięciołowo, Szczyty-Nowodwory, Szernie, Topczykały, Wólka, Wólka Wygonowska

Neighbouring political subdivisions[edit]

Gmina Orla is bordered by the gminas of Bielsk Podlaski, Boćki, Czyże, Dubicze Cerkiewne and Kleszczele

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dz. U. z 2005 r. Nr 17, poz. 141
  2. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) Population: Size and Structure by Administrative Division" (in Polish). 2007-12-31.