Brzesko County

Brzesko County (Polish: powiat brzeski) 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 Brzesko, which lies 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other town in the county is Czchów, lying 14 km (9 mi) south of Brzesko.

Brzesko County
Powiat brzeski
Flag of Brzesko County
Coat of arms of Brzesko County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Brzesko): 49°58′N 20°37′E / 49.967°N 20.617°E / 49.967; 20.617Coordinates: 49°58′N 20°37′E / 49.967°N 20.617°E / 49.967; 20.617
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
 • Total590 km2 (230 sq mi)
 • Total93,139[1]
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKBR

The county covers an area of 590 square kilometres (227.8 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 93,139, out of which the population of Brzesko is 16,792, that of Czchów is 2,345, and the rural population is 74,002.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Brzesko County is bordered by Tarnów County to the east, Nowy Sącz County and Limanowa County to the south, Bochnia County to the west, and Proszowice County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Brzesko urban-rural 102.6 36,275 Brzesko
Gmina Dębno rural 81.5 14,709 Dębno
Gmina Czchów urban-rural 66.5 9,816 Czchów
Gmina Szczurowa rural 134.6 9,521 Szczurowa
Gmina Borzęcin rural 102.7 8,351 Borzęcin
Gmina Gnojnik rural 54.9 8,016 Gnojnik
Gmina Iwkowa rural 47.2 6,451 Iwkowa


  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.