Kolno County

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Kolno County
Powiat kolneński
County
Flag of Kolno County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kolno County
Coat of arms
Location of Kolno County
Coordinates (Kolno): 53°24′38″N 21°56′2″E / 53.41056°N 21.93389°E / 53.41056; 21.93389Coordinates: 53°24′38″N 21°56′2″E / 53.41056°N 21.93389°E / 53.41056; 21.93389
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
Seat Kolno
Gminas
Area
 • Total 939.73 km2 (362.83 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 40,676
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,193
 • Rural 27,483
Car plates BKL
Website http://www.powiatkolno.home.pl

Kolno County (Polish: powiat kolneński) 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 Kolno, which lies 89 kilometres (55 mi) west of the regional capital Białystok. The only other town in the county is Stawiski, lying 16 km (10 mi) east of Kolno.

The county covers an area of 939.73 square kilometres (362.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 39,676, out of which the population of Kolno is 10,751, that of Stawiski is 2,442, and the rural population is 26,483.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

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

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Kolno urban 25.1 10,751  
Gmina Kolno rural 282.1 8,787 Kolno *
Gmina Stawiski urban-rural 165.6 6,572 Stawiski
Gmina Mały Płock rural 140.1 5,019 Mały Płock
Gmina Turośl rural 198.4 5,910 Turośl
Gmina Grabowo rural 128.5 3,637 Grabowo
* seat not part of the gmina

References[edit]

The Digital Archive of Kolno Land www.kolnoteka.pl (CAZK)