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Sokołów County

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Sokołów County

Powiat sokołowski
Location within the voivodeship
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
VoivodeshipMasovian
SeatSokołów Podlaski
Gminas
Area
 • Total1,131.42 km2 (436.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total53,992
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
21,035
 • Rural
32,957
Car platesWSK
Websitehttp://www.powiat-sokolowski.pl

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 2019 its total population is 53,992, out of which the population of Sokołów Podlaski is 18,946, that of Kosów Lacki is 2,089, and the rural population is 32,957.[1]

Neighbouring counties

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

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
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Sokołów Podlaski urban 17.5 18,946  
Gmina Sokołów Podlaski rural 137.2 5,987 Sokołów Podlaski *
Gmina Kosów Lacki urban-rural 200.2 5,970 Kosów Lacki
Gmina Repki rural 168.8 5,212 Repki
Gmina Jabłonna Lacka rural 149.4 4,460 Jabłonna Lacka
Gmina Sterdyń rural 130.0 3,921 Sterdyń
Gmina Sabnie rural 107.9 3,667 Sabnie
Gmina Bielany rural 109.6 3,628 Bielany
Gmina Ceranów rural 110.8 2,201 Ceranów
* seat not part of the gmina

References

  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.


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