Augustów County

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Augustów County
Powiat augustowski
Flag of Augustów County
Coat of arms of Augustów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Augustów): 53°51′N 22°58′E / 53.850°N 22.967°E / 53.850; 22.967Coordinates: 53°51′N 22°58′E / 53.850°N 22.967°E / 53.850; 22.967
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
Seat Augustów
 • Total 1,658.27 km2 (640.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 58,966
 • Density 36/km2 (92/sq mi)
 • Urban 32,552
 • Rural 26,414
Car plates BAU

Augustów County (Polish: powiat augustowski) 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 city is Augustów, which lies 83 kilometres (52 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok. The only other town in the county is Lipsk, lying 32 km (20 mi) south-east of Augustów.

The county covers an area of 1,658.27 square kilometres (640.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 58,966, out of which the population of Augustów is 30,054, that of Lipsk is 2,498, and the rural population is 26,414.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Augustów County is bordered by Sokółka County to the south-east, Mońki County to the south, Grajewo County and Ełk County to the west, Suwałki County to the north, and Sejny County to the north-east. It also borders Belarus to the east.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into seven gminas (one urban, one urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Augustów urban 80.9 30,054  
Gmina Augustów rural 266.5 6,675 Augustów *
Gmina Bargłów Kościelny rural 187.6 5,783 Bargłów Kościelny
Gmina Lipsk urban-rural 184.4 5,660 Lipsk
Gmina Sztabin rural 361.8 5,449 Sztabin
Gmina Nowinka rural 203.8 2,790 Nowinka
Gmina Płaska rural 373.2 2,555 Płaska
* seat not part of the gmina