Biała Podlaska County

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Biała Podlaska County

Powiat bialski
Coat of arms of Biała Podlaska County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Biała Podlaska): 52°2′N 23°7′E / 52.033°N 23.117°E / 52.033; 23.117Coordinates: 52°2′N 23°7′E / 52.033°N 23.117°E / 52.033; 23.117
Country Poland
SeatBiała Podlaska
 • Total2,753.67 km2 (1,063.20 sq mi)
 • Total113,764
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesLBI

Biała Podlaska County (Polish: powiat bialski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland, on the border with Belarus. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Biała Podlaska, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Biała Podlaska County are Międzyrzec Podlaski, which lies 24 km (15 mi) west of Biała Podlaska, and the border town of Terespol, 32 km (20 mi) east of Biała Podlaska.

The county covers an area of 2,753.67 square kilometres (1,063.2 sq mi). As of 2006, its total population is 113,764, including 17,162 in Międzyrzec Podlaski, 5,969 in Terespol, and a rural population of 90,633.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Biała Podlaska, Biała Podlaska County is bordered by Włodawa County and Parczew County to the south, Radzyń Podlaski County to the south-west, Łuków County and Siedlce County to the west, Łosice County to the north-west, and Siemiatycze County to the north. It also borders Belarus to the east.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 19 gminas (two urban and 17 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Międzyrzec Podlaski urban 20.0 17,162  
Gmina Biała Podlaska rural 324.8 12,299 Biała Podlaska *
Gmina Międzyrzec Podlaski rural 261.6 10,313 Międzyrzec Podlaski *
Gmina Piszczac rural 169.9 7,554 Piszczac
Gmina Terespol rural 141.3 7,037 Terespol *
Terespol urban 10.1 5,969  
Gmina Janów Podlaski rural 135.0 5,553 Janów Podlaski
Gmina Drelów rural 228.0 5,535 Drelów
Gmina Łomazy rural 200.4 5,431 Łomazy
Gmina Wisznice rural 173.0 5,199 Wisznice
Gmina Zalesie rural 147.2 4,566 Zalesie
Gmina Leśna Podlaska rural 97.7 4,494 Leśna Podlaska
Gmina Konstantynów rural 87.1 4,065 Konstantynów
Gmina Kodeń rural 150.3 3,998 Kodeń
Gmina Tuczna rural 170.4 3,507 Tuczna
Gmina Rokitno rural 140.8 3,315 Rokitno
Gmina Sosnówka rural 148.4 2,747 Sosnówka
Gmina Sławatycze rural 71.7 2,616 Sławatycze
Gmina Rossosz rural 76.1 2,404 Rossosz
* seat not part of the gmina