Puławy County

Puławy County
Powiat puławski

Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Puławy): 51°25′N 21°58′E / 51.417°N 21.967°E / 51.417; 21.967Coordinates: 51°25′N 21°58′E / 51.417°N 21.967°E / 51.417; 21.967
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Puławy
  Total 933 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 116,829
  Density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
  Urban 57,654
  Rural 59,175
Car plates LPU
Website http://www.pulawy.powiat.pl/

Puławy County (Polish: powiat puławski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Puławy, which lies 46 kilometres (29 mi) north-west of the regional capital Lublin. The county also contains the towns of Nałęczów, lying 23 km (14 mi) south-east of Puławy, and Kazimierz Dolny, 11 km (7 mi) south of Puławy.

The county covers an area of 933 square kilometres (360.2 sq mi). As of 2006, its total population is 116,829, including a population of 49,839 in Puławy, 4,243 in Nałęczów, 3,572 in Kazimierz Dolny, and a rural population of 59,175.

Neighbouring counties

Puławy County is bordered by Ryki County to the north, Lubartów County and Lublin County to the east, Opole Lubelskie County to the south, Zwoleń County to the west, and Kozienice County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Puławy urban 50.5 49,839 49,793  
Gmina Puławy rural 160.8 11,172 11,703 Puławy *
Gmina Nałęczów urban-rural 62.9 9,502 9,328 Nałęczów
Gmina Końskowola rural 89.6 9,050 9,048 Końskowola
Gmina Kurów rural 101.3 7,892 7,827 Kurów
Gmina Kazimierz Dolny urban-rural 72.5 7,018 6,977 Kazimierz Dolny
Gmina Żyrzyn rural 128.7 6,588 6,584 Żyrzyn
Gmina Wąwolnica rural 62.2 4,936 4,863 Wąwolnica
Gmina Baranów rural 85.0 4,228 4,118 Baranów
Gmina Janowiec rural 79.0 3,594 3,673 Janowiec
Gmina Markuszów rural 40.4 3,010 3,070 Markuszów
TOTAL 932.9 116,829 116,984
* seat not part of the gmina


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