Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Sokołów Podlaski): 52°24′24″N 22°14′47″E / 52.40667°N 22.24639°ECoordinates: 52°24′24″N 22°14′47″E / 52.40667°N 22.24639°E|
|• Total||1,131.42 km2 (436.84 sq mi)|
|• Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
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.
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 Kosów Lacki||urban-rural||200.2||6,629||Kosów Lacki|
|Gmina Sokołów Podlaski||rural||137.2||6,157||Sokołów Podlaski *|
|Gmina Jabłonna Lacka||rural||149.4||5,059||Jabłonna Lacka|
|* seat not part of the gmina|