Bochnia County

Bochnia County (Polish: powiat bocheński) 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 and largest town is Bochnia, which lies 37 kilometres (23 mi) east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other town in the county is Nowy Wiśnicz, lying 8 km (5 mi) south of Bochnia.

Bochnia County
Powiat bocheński
Flag of Bochnia County
Coat of arms of Bochnia County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Bochnia): 49°59′N 20°26′E / 49.983°N 20.433°E / 49.983; 20.433Coordinates: 49°59′N 20°26′E / 49.983°N 20.433°E / 49.983; 20.433
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
 • Total649.28 km2 (250.69 sq mi)
 • Total106,626[1]
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKBC

The county covers an area of 649.28 square kilometres (250.7 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 106,626, out of which the population of Bochnia is 29,814, that of Nowy Wiśnicz is 2,757, and the rural population is 74,055.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Bochnia County is bordered by Proszowice County to the north, Brzesko County to the east, Limanowa County to the south, and Myślenice County, Wieliczka County and Kraków County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Bochnia urban 29.9 29,814  
Gmina Bochnia rural 113.7 19,955 Bochnia *
Gmina Nowy Wiśnicz urban-rural 82.5 14,085 Nowy Wiśnicz
Gmina Rzezawa rural 85.5 11,297 Rzezawa
Gmina Łapanów rural 71.2 8,151 Łapanów
Gmina Drwinia rural 108.8 6,521 Drwinia
Gmina Lipnica Murowana rural 60.6 5,649 Lipnica Murowana
Gmina Trzciana rural 44.1 5,605 Trzciana
Gmina Żegocina rural 35.2 5,549 Żegocina
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. ^ a b GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". Retrieved 2020-09-11.