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 Podlaskie Voivodeship
Gmina Orla
Gmina Orla
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. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01.