Tarnów County

Tarnów County
Powiat tarnowski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Tarnów): 50°2′N 21°0′E / 50.033°N 21.000°E / 50.033; 21.000Coordinates: 50°2′N 21°0′E / 50.033°N 21.000°E / 50.033; 21.000
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Tarnów
  Total 1,413.44 km2 (545.73 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 193,549
  Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
  Urban 17,490
  Rural 176,059
Car plates KTA
Website http://www.powiat.tarnow.pl

Tarnów County (Polish: powiat tarnowski) 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 is the city of Tarnów, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains seven towns: Tuchów, 16 km (10 mi) south of Tarnów, Żabno, 14 km (9 mi) north-west of Tarnów, Wojnicz, 15 km (9 mi) south-west of Tarnów, Radłów, 13 km (8 mi) north-west of Tarnów, Ryglice, 20 km (12 mi) south-east of Tarnów, Ciężkowice, 26 km (16 mi) south of Tarnów, and Zakliczyn, 25 km (16 mi) south-west of Tarnów.

The county covers an area of 1,413.44 square kilometres (545.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population was 193,549, out of which the population of Tuchów was 6,501, that of Żabno 4,271, that of Wojnicz 3,404, that of Ryglice 2,784, that of Ciężkowice 2,378, that of Zakliczyn 1,556, and the rural population was 176,059 (including approximately 2,800 for the population of Radłów, which became a town in 2010).

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Tarnów, Tarnów County is also bordered by Dąbrowa County to the north, Dębica County to the east, Jasło County to the south-east, Gorlice County and Nowy Sącz County to the south, Brzesko County and Proszowice County to the west, and Kazimierza County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Tarnów rural 82.8 23,060 Tarnów *
Gmina Żabno urban-rural 104.8 18,846 Żabno
Gmina Tuchów urban-rural 100.1 17,654 Tuchów
Gmina Lisia Góra rural 105.4 13,714 Lisia Góra
Gmina Skrzyszów rural 86.2 13,022 Skrzyszów
Gmina Wojnicz urban-rural 78.6 13,019 Wojnicz
Gmina Zakliczyn urban-rural 122.6 12,242 Zakliczyn
Gmina Pleśna rural 83.7 11,518 Pleśna
Gmina Ryglice urban-rural 116.8 11,438 Ryglice
Gmina Ciężkowice urban-rural 103.2 11,050 Ciężkowice
Gmina Wierzchosławice rural 74.8 10,628 Wierzchosławice
Gmina Radłów urban-rural 86.0 9,774 Radłów
Gmina Gromnik rural 69.8 8,348 Gromnik
Gmina Szerzyny rural 82.2 8,211 Szerzyny
Gmina Rzepiennik Strzyżewski rural 70.2 6,832 Rzepiennik Strzyżewski
Gmina Wietrzychowice rural 48.6 4,193 Wietrzychowice
* seat not part of the gmina


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