Biłgoraj County (Polish: powiat biłgorajski) 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 Biłgoraj, which lies 79 kilometres (49 mi) south of the regional capital Lublin. The county contains three other towns: Tarnogród, lying 21 km (13 mi) south of Biłgoraj, Józefów, lying 24 km (15 mi) east of Biłgoraj, and Frampol, 16 km (10 mi) north of Biłgoraj.

Biłgoraj County
Powiat biłgorajski
Flag of Biłgoraj County
Coat of arms of Biłgoraj County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Biłgoraj): 50°33′N 22°44′E / 50.550°N 22.733°E / 50.550; 22.733
Country Poland
 • Total1,677.79 km2 (647.80 sq mi)
 • Total101,152
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesLBL

The county covers an area of 1,677.79 square kilometres (647.8 sq mi). As of 2008, its total population is 103,661, which includes 26,306 in Biłgoraj, 3,333 in Tarnogród, 2,486 in Józefów, 1,428 in Frampol, and a rural population of 67,596.[1]

Neighbouring counties edit

Biłgoraj County is bordered by Lublin County and Krasnystaw County to the north, Zamość County and Tomaszów Lubelski County to the east, Lubaczów County and Przeworsk County to the south, Leżajsk County to the south-west, Nisko County to the west, and Janów Lubelski County to the north-west.

Administrative division edit

The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (one urban, three urban-rural and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Biłgoraj urban 21.1 26,309
Gmina Biłgoraj rural 262.6 13,327 Biłgoraj *
Gmina Księżpol rural 141.3 6,920 Księżpol
Gmina Józefów urban-rural 126.5 6,756 Józefów
Gmina Turobin rural 162.2 6,070 Turobin
Gmina Tarnogród urban-rural 114.3 6,673 Tarnogród
Gmina Frampol urban-rural 107.6 6,126 Frampol
Gmina Potok Górny rural 111.2 5,395 Potok Górny
Gmina Obsza rural 113.2 4,286 Obsza
Gmina Łukowa rural 148.7 4,252 Łukowa
Gmina Goraj urban-rural 67.9 4,118 Goraj
Gmina Tereszpol rural 144.0 3,892 Tereszpol
Gmina Biszcza rural 106.3 3,770 Biszcza
Gmina Aleksandrów rural 54.3 3,258 Aleksandrów
* seat not part of the gmina

References edit

  1. ^ a b GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". Retrieved 2020-09-13.