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
Coat of arms
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)
 • Total90,214
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKBR

The county covers an area of 590 square kilometres (227.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 90,214, out of which the population of Brzesko is 16,827, that of Czchów is 2,207, and the rural population is 71,180.

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 35,438 Brzesko
Gmina Dębno rural 81.5 13,965 Dębno
Gmina Szczurowa rural 134.6 9,846 Szczurowa
Gmina Czchów urban-rural 66.5 9,195 Czchów
Gmina Borzęcin rural 102.7 8,373 Borzęcin
Gmina Gnojnik rural 54.9 7,336 Gnojnik
Gmina Iwkowa rural 47.2 6,061 Iwkowa