Chrzanów County

Chrzanów County
Powiat chrzanowski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Chrzanów): 50°8′N 19°24′E / 50.133°N 19.400°E / 50.133; 19.400Coordinates: 50°8′N 19°24′E / 50.133°N 19.400°E / 50.133; 19.400
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Chrzanów
  Total 371.49 km2 (143.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 128,103
  Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
  Urban 79,576
  Rural 48,527
Car plates KCH

Chrzanów County (Polish: powiat chrzanowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern 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 Chrzanów, which lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the regional capital Kraków. The county contains three other towns: Trzebinia, 8 km (5 mi) north-east of Chrzanów, Libiąż, 8 km (5 mi) south-west of Chrzanów, and Alwernia, 12 km (7 mi) south-east of Chrzanów.

The county covers an area of 371.49 square kilometres (143.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 128,103, out of which the population of Chrzanów is 39,797, that of Trzebinia is 18,769, that of Libiąż is 17,604, that of Alwernia is 3,406, and the rural population is 48,527.

Neighbouring counties

Chrzanów County is bordered by Olkusz County to the north-east, Kraków County to the east, Wadowice County to the south, Oświęcim County to the south-west and the city of Jaworzno to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Chrzanów urban-rural 79.3 49,752 Chrzanów
Gmina Trzebinia urban-rural 105.2 33,959 Trzebinia
Gmina Libiąż urban-rural 57.2 22,900 Libiąż
Gmina Alwernia urban-rural 75.3 12,689 Alwernia
Gmina Babice rural 54.5 8,803 Babice


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