Gorlice County

Gorlice County (Polish: powiat gorlicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland, on the Slovak border. It was created on 1 January 1999 as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Gorlice, which lies 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other towns in the county are Biecz, lying 12 km (7 mi) north-east of Gorlice, and Bobowa, 18 km (11 mi) west of Gorlice.

Gorlice County

Powiat gorlicki
Flag of Gorlice County
Flag
Coat of arms of Gorlice County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Gorlice): 49°39′N 21°10′E / 49.650°N 21.167°E / 49.650; 21.167Coordinates: 49°39′N 21°10′E / 49.650°N 21.167°E / 49.650; 21.167
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
SeatGorlice
Gminas
Area
 • Total967.36 km2 (373.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total116,865[1]
 • Urban
35,168
 • Rural
81,697
Car platesKGR
Websitehttp://www.powiat.gorlice.pl

The county covers an area of 967.36 square kilometres (373.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 116,865, out of which the population of Gorlice is 27,442, that of Biecz is 4,590, that of Bobowa is 3,136, and the rural population is 81,697.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Gorlice County is bordered by Nowy Sącz County to the west, Tarnów County to the north and Jasło County to the east. It also borders Slovakia to the south.

Administrative divisionEdit

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


Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)[1]
Seat
Gorlice urban 23.6 27,442  
Gmina Gorlice rural 103.4 17,270 Gorlice *
Gmina Moszczenica rural 37.6 12,889 Moszczenica
Gmina Biecz urban-rural 99.3 16,820 Biecz
Gmina Bobowa urban-rural 49.8 9,790 Bobowa
Gmina Łużna rural 56.2 8,517 Łużna
Gmina Lipinki rural 66.2 6,798 Lipinki
Gmina Uście Gorlickie rural 287.4 6,844 Uście Gorlickie
Gmina Ropa rural 49.1 5,498 Ropa
Gmina Sękowa rural 194.8 4,997 Sękowa
* seat not part of the gmina

ReferencesEdit

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