Suwałki County

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Suwałki County

Powiat suwalski
Flag of Suwałki County
Coat of arms of Suwałki County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Suwałki): 54°5′N 22°56′E / 54.083°N 22.933°E / 54.083; 22.933Coordinates: 54°5′N 22°56′E / 54.083°N 22.933°E / 54.083; 22.933
Country Poland
 • Total1,307.31 km2 (504.76 sq mi)
 • Total35,136
 • Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Car platesBSU

Suwałki County (Polish: powiat suwalski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland, on the Lithuanian border. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Suwałki, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county); there are no towns within the county.

The county covers an area of 1,307.31 square kilometres (504.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 35,136. It includes the protected area known as Suwałki Landscape Park.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Suwałki, Suwałki County is also bordered by Sejny County to the east, Augustów County to the south, Ełk County to the south-west, and Olecko County and Gołdap County to the west. It also borders Lithuania to the north.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into nine gminas. These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Suwałki rural 264.8 6,388 Suwałki *
Gmina Raczki rural 142.3 6,137 Raczki
Gmina Filipów rural 150.4 4,478 Filipów
Gmina Szypliszki rural 156.6 4,008 Szypliszki
Gmina Przerośl rural 123.8 3,095 Przerośl
Gmina Bakałarzewo rural 123.0 3,053 Bakałarzewo
Gmina Jeleniewo rural 131.8 3,018 Jeleniewo
Gmina Wiżajny rural 122.6 2,672 Wiżajny
Gmina Rutka-Tartak rural 92.3 2,287 Rutka-Tartak
* seat not part of the gmina