Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Augustów): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,658.27 km2 (640.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||36/km2 (92/sq mi)|
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.
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.
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 Augustów||rural||266.5||6,675||Augustów *|
|Gmina Bargłów Kościelny||rural||187.6||5,783||Bargłów Kościelny|
|* seat not part of the gmina|