Krasnystaw County

Krasnystaw County (Polish: powiat krasnostawski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Krasnystaw, which lies 50 kilometres (31 mi) south-east of the regional capital Lublin.

Krasnystaw County
Powiat krasnostawski
Flag of Krasnystaw County
Coat of arms of Krasnystaw County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Krasnystaw): 51°0′N 23°10′E / 51.000°N 23.167°E / 51.000; 23.167Coordinates: 51°0′N 23°10′E / 51.000°N 23.167°E / 51.000; 23.167
Country Poland
 • Total1,067.18 km2 (412.04 sq mi)
 • Total63,554
 • Density60/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesLKS

The county covers an area of 1,067.18 square kilometres (412.0 sq mi). As of 2019, its total population is 63,554, out of which the population of Krasnystaw is 18,675 and the rural population is 44,879.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Krasnystaw County is bordered by Chełm County to the north-east, Zamość County and Biłgoraj County to the south, Lublin County to the west, and Świdnik County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population. (Until 2006 the county also included Gmina Rejowiec, which is now in Chełm County.)

Gmina Type Area
Krasnystaw urban 23.1 18,675  
Gmina Krasnystaw rural 151.0 8,590 Krasnystaw *
Gmina Izbica rural 138.7 8,169 Izbica
Gmina Żółkiewka rural 130.0 5,383 Żółkiewka
Gmina Fajsławice rural 70.7 4,564 Fajsławice
Gmina Siennica Różana rural 98.4 4,136 Siennica Różana
Gmina Łopiennik Górny rural 106.3 3,915 Łopiennik Górny
Gmina Kraśniczyn rural 110.0 3,653 Kraśniczyn
Gmina Gorzków rural 96.2 3,466 Gorzków
Gmina Rudnik rural 88.4 3,003 Rudnik
* seat not part of the gmina


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