Sokołów County

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Sokołów County
Powiat sokołowski
Official logo of Sokołów County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Sokołów Podlaski): 52°24′24″N 22°14′47″E / 52.40667°N 22.24639°E / 52.40667; 22.24639Coordinates: 52°24′24″N 22°14′47″E / 52.40667°N 22.24639°E / 52.40667; 22.24639
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Sokołów Podlaski
 • Total 1,131.42 km2 (436.84 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 56,823
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban 20,554
 • Rural 36,269
Car plates WSK

Sokołów County (Polish: powiat sokołowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Masovian Voivodeship, east-central 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 Sokołów Podlaski, which lies 88 kilometres (55 mi) east of Warsaw. The only other town in the county is Kosów Lacki, lying 23 km (14 mi) north of Sokołów Podlaski.

The county covers an area of 1,131.42 square kilometres (436.84 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 56,823, out of which the population of Sokołów Podlaski is 18,419, that of Kosów Lacki is 2,135, and the rural population is 36,269.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Sokołów County is bordered by Ostrów Mazowiecka County and Wysokie Mazowieckie County to the north, Siemiatycze County to the east, Siedlce County to the south, and Węgrów County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Sokołów Podlaski urban 17.5 18,419  
Gmina Kosów Lacki urban-rural 200.2 6,629 Kosów Lacki
Gmina Sokołów Podlaski rural 137.2 6,157 Sokołów Podlaski *
Gmina Repki rural 168.8 5,809 Repki
Gmina Jabłonna Lacka rural 149.4 5,059 Jabłonna Lacka
Gmina Sterdyń rural 130.0 4,507 Sterdyń
Gmina Sabnie rural 107.9 3,941 Sabnie
Gmina Bielany rural 109.6 3,854 Bielany
Gmina Ceranów rural 110.8 2,448 Ceranów
* seat not part of the gmina