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Białystok county (Poland)

Powiat białostocki, Podlaskie voivodship

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[Białystok county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 26 Apr 2014
adopted 20 Sep 2001
Gminy (districts) in Białystok county: See also:

Białystok county

Białystok County (Polish: powiat białostocki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland, on the border with Belarus. It was created on 1 January 1999 as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is Białystok city, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains nine towns: Łapy, 25 km (16 mi) south-west of Białystok, Czarna Białostocka, 22 km (14 mi) north of Białystok, Wasilków, 11 km (7 mi) north of Białystok, Choroszcz, 13 km (8 mi) west of Białystok, Supraśl, 16 km (10 mi) north-east of Białystok, Michałowo, 13 km (8 mi) east of Białystok, Zabłudów, 16 km (10 mi) south-east of Białystok, Tykocin, 29 km (18 mi) west of Białystok, and Suraż, 23 km (14 mi) south-west of Białystok.

The county covers an area of 2,984.64 square kilometres (1,152.4 sq mi), making it the largest county in Poland (ahead of Olsztyn County). As of 2006 its total population is 136,797, out of which the population of Łapy is 16,583, that of Czarna Białostocka is 9,596, that of Wasilków is 8,967, that of Choroszcz is 5,416, that of Supraśl is 4,578, that of Michałowo is 3,343, that of Zabłudów is 2,400, that of Tykocin is 1,893, that of Suraż is 982, and the rural population is 83,039.

Flag an CoA of  Białystok County adopted on September 20, 2001. The flag is horizontally divided yellow and red (1:1). In the center of the cloth is the County CoA. Ratio is 5:8.

Sources:
Law: Uchwała Nr XXXII/179/01 Rady Powiatu Białostockiego z dnia 20 września 2001 r. w sprawie ustanowienia herbu i flagi Powiatu Białostockiego.
Images:
http://www.powiatbialostocki.pl/fileadmin/newsy/2009/czerwiec/sesja/image001.jpg ;
http://www.powiatbialostocki.pl/fileadmin/newsy/2009/czerwiec/sesja/image002.jpg ;
http://www.powiatbialostocki.pl/fileadmin/newsy/2009/czerwiec/sesja/image021.jpg
at page http://www.powiatbialostocki.pl/index.php?id=4&tx_ttnews[pS]=1245576205&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=311&tx_ttnews[backPid]=3&cHash=058bea91ae
Jens Pattke, 21 Jun 2009

Coat of arms of the Bialystok County is diagonally divided, in the upper a red silver eagle with a golden beak, claws and crown on his head. In the bottom natural colored moose head. (at flag act: RED moose; at Wikipedia: GOLDEN BROWN moose) Flag of the Bialystok County is a rectangular cloth, consisting of two horizontal, parallel stripes of equal width. The upper stripe is the color of gold, red bottom. At the center of the flag is placed the coat of arms of the Bialystok County

Flag act: http://www.prawomiejscowe.pl/institution/18762/legalact/155340/18762/htmlpreview
Jens Pattke, 26 Apr 2014


Białystok county Coat of Arms

[Białystok county Coat of Arms] image by Jens Pattke, 26 Apr 2014
adopted 20 Sep 2001