Mońki County

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Mońki County
Powiat moniecki
Flag of Mońki County
Coat of arms of Mońki County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Mońki): 53°24′N 22°48′E / 53.400°N 22.800°E / 53.400; 22.800Coordinates: 53°24′N 22°48′E / 53.400°N 22.800°E / 53.400; 22.800
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
Seat Mońki
 • Total 1,382.39 km2 (533.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 42,960
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Urban 15,200
 • Rural 27,760
Car plates BMN

Mońki County (Polish: powiat moniecki) 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 Mońki, which lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-west of the regional capital Białystok. The county also contains the towns of Knyszyn, lying 13 km (8 mi) south-east of Mońki, and Goniądz, 11 km (7 mi) north-west of Mońki.

The county covers an area of 1,382.39 square kilometres (533.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 42,960, out of which the population of Mońki is 10,455, that of Knyszyn is 2,835, that of Goniądz is 1,910, and the rural population is 27,760.

Mońki County existed also between 1954 - 1975, but it was deleted after reform.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Mońki County is bordered by Augustów County to the north, Sokółka County to the east, Białystok County to the south, Łomża County to the west and Grajewo County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Mońki urban-rural 161.6 15,611 Mońki
Gmina Jaświły rural 175.4 5,427 Jaświły
Gmina Goniądz urban-rural 376.7 5,209 Goniądz
Gmina Knyszyn urban-rural 127.7 4,942 Knyszyn
Gmina Trzcianne rural 331.6 4,701 Trzcianne
Gmina Krypno rural 112.7 4,108 Krypno
Gmina Jasionówka rural 96.7 2,962 Jasionówka