Gorlice County

Gorlice County
Powiat gorlicki


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Gorlice): 49°39′N 21°10′E / 49.650°N 21.167°E / 49.650; 21.167Coordinates: 49°39′N 21°10′E / 49.650°N 21.167°E / 49.650; 21.167
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Gorlice
  Total 967.36 km2 (373.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 106,540
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
  Urban 36,142
  Rural 70,398
Car plates KGR
Website http://www.powiat.gorlice.pl

Gorlice County (Polish: powiat gorlicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland, on the Slovak border. It was created on 1 January 1999 as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Gorlice, which lies 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other towns in the county are Biecz, lying 12 km (7 mi) north-east of Gorlice, and Bobowa, 18 km (11 mi) west of Gorlice.

The county covers an area of 967.36 square kilometres (373.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 106,540, out of which the population of Gorlice is 28,539, that of Biecz is 4,585, that of Bobowa is 3,018, and the rural population is 70,398.

Neighbouring counties

Gorlice County is bordered by Nowy Sącz County to the west, Tarnów County to the north and Jasło County to the east. It also borders Slovakia to the south.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban, two urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gorlice urban 23.6 28,539  
Gmina Biecz urban-rural 99.3 16,874 Biecz
Gmina Gorlice rural 103.4 16,179 Gorlice *
Gmina Bobowa urban-rural 49.8 9,134 Bobowa
Gmina Łużna rural 56.2 8,202 Łużna
Gmina Lipinki rural 66.2 6,807 Lipinki
Gmina Uście Gorlickie rural 287.4 6,259 Uście Gorlickie
Gmina Ropa rural 49.1 5,058 Ropa
Gmina Sękowa rural 194.8 4,777 Sękowa
Gmina Moszczenica rural 37.6 4,711 Moszczenica
* seat not part of the gmina


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