Chrzanów County (Polish: powiat chrzanowski) 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 Chrzanów, which lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the regional capital Kraków. The county contains three other towns: Trzebinia, 8 km (5 mi) north-east of Chrzanów, Libiąż, 8 km (5 mi) south-west of Chrzanów, and Alwernia, 12 km (7 mi) south-east of Chrzanów.
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Chrzanów): Coordinates:|
|• Total||371.49 km2 (143.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||340/km2 (890/sq mi)|
The county covers an area of 371.49 square kilometres (143.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 128,103, out of which the population of Chrzanów is 39,797, that of Trzebinia is 18,769, that of Libiąż is 17,604, that of Alwernia is 3,406, and the rural population is 48,527.
The county is subdivided into five gminas (four urban-rural and one rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.