Nowy Sącz County


Nowy Sącz County
Nowy Sącz County
Powiat nowosądecki
—  County  —

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Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Nowy Sącz): 49°37′26″N 20°41′50″E / 49.62389°N 20.69722°E / 49.62389; 20.69722Coordinates: 49°37′26″N 20°41′50″E / 49.62389°N 20.69722°E / 49.62389; 20.69722
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Nowy Sącz
Gminas
Area
 – Total 1,550.24 km2 (598.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 – Total 197,718
 – Density 127.5/km2 (330.3/sq mi)
 – Urban 36,952
 – Rural 160,766
Car plates KNS
Website http://www.sacz.pl

Nowy Sącz County (Polish: powiat nowosądecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland, on the Slovak 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 Nowy Sącz, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains five towns: Krynica-Zdrój, 31 km (19 mi) south-east of Nowy Sącz, Stary Sącz, 9 km (6 mi) south-west of Nowy Sącz, Grybów, 19 km (12 mi) east of Nowy Sącz, Piwniczna-Zdrój, 21 km (13 mi) south of Nowy Sącz, and Muszyna, 33 km (21 mi) south-east of Nowy Sącz.

The county covers an area of 1,550.24 square kilometres (598.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 197,718, out of which the population of Krynica-Zdrój is 11,243, that of Stary Sącz is 8,987, that of Grybów is 6,025, that of Piwniczna-Zdrój is 5,717, that of Muszyna is 4,980, and the rural population is 160,766.

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Nowy Sącz, Nowy Sącz County is also bordered by Nowy Targ County and Limanowa County to the west, Brzesko County and Tarnów County to the north, and Gorlice County to the east. It also borders Slovakia to the south.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 16 gminas (one urban, four urban-rural and 11 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Chełmiec rural 112.0 24,473 Chełmiec
Gmina Grybów rural 153.0 22,436 Grybów *
Gmina Stary Sącz urban-rural 102.4 22,206 Stary Sącz
Gmina Krynica-Zdrój urban-rural 145.3 16,850 Krynica-Zdrój
Gmina Łącko rural 133.0 14,835 Łącko
Gmina Korzenna rural 106.8 13,377 Korzenna
Gmina Podegrodzie rural 63.7 11,607 Podegrodzie
Gmina Muszyna urban-rural 142.0 11,293 Muszyna
Gmina Piwniczna-Zdrój urban-rural 126.7 10,313 Piwniczna-Zdrój
Gmina Łososina Dolna rural 84.3 9,814 Łososina Dolna
Gmina Kamionka Wielka rural 63.0 9,158 Kamionka Wielka
Gmina Gródek nad Dunajcem rural 88.2 8,896 Gródek nad Dunajcem
Gmina Nawojowa rural 51.1 7,644 Nawojowa
Grybów urban 17.0 6,025  
Gmina Łabowa rural 119.1 5,172 Łabowa
Gmina Rytro rural 41.9 3,619 Rytro
* seat not part of the gmina

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