Krosno County (Polish: powiat krośnieński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland, on the Slovak border. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Krosno, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains four towns: Jedlicze, 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Krosno, Rymanów, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Krosno, Dukla, 14 km (9 mi) south of Krosno, and Iwonicz-Zdrój, 13 km (8 mi) south of Krosno.
Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Krosno): Coordinates:|
|• Total||923.79 km2 (356.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
The county covers an area of 923.79 square kilometres (356.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 109,715, out of which the population of Jedlicze is 5,593, that of Rymanów is 3,564, that of Dukla is 2,136, that of Iwonicz-Zdrój is 1,891, and the rural population is 96,531.
Apart from the city of Krosno, Krosno County is bordered by Jasło County to the west, Strzyżów County to the north, and Brzozów County and Sanok County to the east. It also borders Slovakia to the south.
The county is subdivided into ten gminas (four urban-rural and six rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population. (There were previously only nine gminas; Gmina Jaśliska was separated from Gmina Dukla as of January 1, 2010.)
|Gmina Miejsce Piastowe||rural||51.5||13,484||Miejsce Piastowe|
|Gmina Krościenko Wyżne||rural||16.3||5,179||Krościenko Wyżne|
|Gmina Jaśliska||rural||89||c. 1,700||Jaśliska|