Grajewo County

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Grajewo County
Powiat grajewski
Flag of Grajewo County
Coat of arms of Grajewo County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Grajewo): 53°39′N 22°27′E / 53.650°N 22.450°E / 53.650; 22.450Coordinates: 53°39′N 22°27′E / 53.650°N 22.450°E / 53.650; 22.450
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
Seat Grajewo
 • Total 967.24 km2 (373.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 50,120
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban 27,888
 • Rural 22,232
Car plates BGR
Website[permanent dead link]

Grajewo County (Polish: powiat grajewski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland. 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 town is Grajewo, which lies 76 kilometres (47 mi) north-west of the regional capital Białystok. The county also contains the towns of Szczuczyn, lying 15 km (9 mi) south-west of Grajewo, and Rajgród, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Grajewo.

The county covers an area of 967.24 square kilometres (373.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 50,120, out of which the population of Grajewo is 22,651, that of Szczuczyn is 3,564, that of Rajgród is 1,673, and the rural population is 22,232.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Grajewo County is bordered by Ełk County to the north, Augustów County to the east, Mońki County to the south-east, Łomża County to the south, Kolno County to the south-west and Pisz County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Grajewo urban 18.9 22,651  
Gmina Szczuczyn urban-rural 115.7 6,675 Szczuczyn
Gmina Grajewo rural 308.1 6,142 Grajewo *
Gmina Rajgród urban-rural 207.2 5,539 Rajgród
Gmina Radziłów rural 199.4 5,114 Radziłów
Gmina Wąsosz rural 117.9 3,999 Wąsosz
* seat not part of the gmina