Sejny County

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Sejny County
Powiat sejneński
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Sejny): 54°7′N 23°22′E / 54.117°N 23.367°E / 54.117; 23.367Coordinates: 54°7′N 23°22′E / 54.117°N 23.367°E / 54.117; 23.367
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
Seat Sejny
 • Total 856.07 km2 (330.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 21,331
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,934
 • Rural 15,397
Car plates BSE

Sejny County (Polish: powiat sejneński) a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, in the extreme north-east of Poland, on the border with Lithuania and Belarus. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Sejny, which lies 112 kilometres (70 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok.

The county covers an area of 856.07 square kilometres (330.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 21,331, out of which the population of Sejny is 5,934 and the rural population is 15,397.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Sejny County is bordered by Augustów County to the south and Suwałki County to the west. It also borders Lithuania to the north-east and Belarus to the east.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Sejny urban 4.5 5,934  
Gmina Puńsk rural 138.4 4,419 Puńsk
Gmina Sejny rural 218.0 4,106 Sejny *
Gmina Krasnopol rural 171.6 3,902 Krasnopol
Gmina Giby rural 323.6 2,970 Giby
* seat not part of the gmina