Limanowa County

Limanowa County (Polish: powiat limanowski) 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 Limanowa, which lies 54 kilometres (34 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other town in the county is Mszana Dolna, lying 27 km (17 mi) west of Limanowa.The county is divided between Gorals in the territories of gmina Mszana Dolna and gmina Niedziewiedź) and Lachy Poles in the rest of the territory.

Limanowa County
Powiat limanowski
Flag of Limanowa County
Coat of arms of Limanowa County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Limanowa): 49°42′2″N 20°25′36″E / 49.70056°N 20.42667°E / 49.70056; 20.42667Coordinates: 49°42′2″N 20°25′36″E / 49.70056°N 20.42667°E / 49.70056; 20.42667
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
 • Total951.96 km2 (367.55 sq mi)
 • Total131,729[1]
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKLI

The county covers an area of 951.96 square kilometres (367.6 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 121,804, out of which the population of Limanowa is 15,157, that of Mszana Dolna is 7,944, and the rural population is 108,628.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Limanowa County is bordered by Bochnia County and Brzesko County to the north, Nowy Sącz County to the east, Nowy Targ County to the south-west, and Myślenice County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 12 gminas (two urban and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Limanowa rural 152.4 25,550 Limanowa *
Gmina Mszana Dolna rural 169.8 17,627 Mszana Dolna *
Limanowa urban 18.6 15,157  
Gmina Łukowica rural 69.7 10,063 Łukowica
Gmina Dobra rural 109.1 9,973 Dobra
Gmina Jodłownik rural 72.4 8,683 Jodłownik
Gmina Laskowa rural 72.8 8,189 Laskowa
Mszana Dolna urban 27.1 7,944  
Gmina Kamienica rural 96.1 7,862 Kamienica
Gmina Niedźwiedź rural 74.4 7,370 Niedźwiedź
Gmina Słopnice rural 56.7 6,737 Słopnice
Gmina Tymbark rural 32.7 6,574 Tymbark
* seat not part of the gmina


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