Łańcut County

Łańcut County (Polish: powiat łańcucki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern 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 only town is Łańcut, site of the famous Łańcut Castle, lying 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Łańcut County

Powiat łańcucki
Starostwo
Starostwo
Flag of Łańcut County
Flag
Coat of arms of Łańcut County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Łańcut): 50°4′N 22°14′E / 50.067°N 22.233°E / 50.067; 22.233Coordinates: 50°4′N 22°14′E / 50.067°N 22.233°E / 50.067; 22.233
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
SeatŁańcut
Gminas
Government
 • StarostaAdam Krzysztoń
Area
 • Total452 km2 (175 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total80,898
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Urban
17,709
 • Rural
63,189
Car platesRLA
Websitehttps://www.powiatlancut.pl/

The county covers an area of 452 square kilometres (174.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population was 80,898, out of which 22% in urban areas.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Łańcut County is bordered by Leżajsk County to the north, Przeworsk County to the east, and Rzeszów County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Łańcut rural 107 21,852 Łańcut
Łańcut urban 19 17,709 Łańcut
Gmina Czarna rural 78 11,812 Czarna
Gmina Białobrzegi rural 56 8,684 Białobrzegi
Gmina Rakszawa rural 66 7,345 Rakszawa
Gmina Żołynia rural 57 7,009 Żołynia
Gmina Markowa rural 69 6,487 Markowa
* seat not part of the gmina

Places of interestEdit

  • Markowa Ulma-Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews in World War II, the first museum in Poland, dedicated to the rescue of Jewish population in occupied Poland during World War II. Opened in March 2016, the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II was designed by Mirosław Nizio, known for his modern design of architectural objects and interiors.
  • Łańcut Castle Museum [2], located in one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Poland, the Łańcut castle. The castle, along with pavilions and farm buildings is surrounded by historic and picturesque English park. The complex is of great historic importance for Polish and European cultural heritage.
  • Pottery Centre [3] in Medynia Głogowska, shows the pottery tradition of te region. It is located in a beautiful 19th-century wooden building. Shows, workshops and lectures are organised here. There is also an exposition of pottery and clay sculptures from the early 20th century. The pottery fair is organised every year in July.
  • Łańcut synagogue [4], built in 1761 is one of the most spectacular synagogues preserved in Central Europe. The temple was financed by Stanisław Lubomirski, the leading protector of Jews in Łańcut. The synangoue is located on the Chassidic Route linking 30 towns in Eastern Poland with the most valuable monuments of Jewish culture in south-eastern Poland.
  • Orthodox art in the Łańcut castle [5](located in the eastern wing of the stable), the biggest collection of Ukrainian Orthodox art in Poland. The collection not only includes icons, but also flags, processional crosses, books, textiles and liturgical vessels.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Łańcut County is twinned with:[6] "News (in Polish)"[7]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  2. ^ "The Łańcut Castle Museum" http://www.zamek-lancut.pl/en/
  3. ^ ”Pottery Traditions” http://powiatlancut.gotopoland.eu/tourism/top-attractions/pottery-traditions.html
  4. ^ "Łańcut synagogue" http://powiatlancut.gotopoland.eu/tourism/synagogue.html
  5. ^ "Orthodox Art-Beautiful Icons" http://powiatlancut.gotopoland.eu/tourism/top-attractions/lancut-castle-park.html
  6. ^ "Cooperation(in Polish" https://www.powiatlancut.pl/wspolpraca/miasta-partnerskie/
  7. ^ https://www.powiatlancut.pl/aktualnosci/aktualnosci-duze/partnerstwo-polsko-niemieckie,44.html