Myślenice County

Myślenice County (Polish: powiat myślenicki) 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 Myślenice, which lies 26 kilometres (16 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków. The county also contains the towns of Sułkowice, lying 10 km (6 mi) west of Myślenice, and Dobczyce, 15 km (9 mi) north-east of Myślenice.

Myślenice County
Powiat myślenicki
Flag of Myślenice County
Coat of arms of Myślenice County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Myślenice): 49°50′N 19°56′E / 49.833°N 19.933°E / 49.833; 19.933Coordinates: 49°50′N 19°56′E / 49.833°N 19.933°E / 49.833; 19.933
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
 • Total673.3 km2 (260.0 sq mi)
 • Total116,793
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKMY

The county covers an area of 673.3 square kilometres (260.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 116,793, out of which the population of Myślenice is 18,070, that of Sułkowice is 6,305, that of Dobczyce is 6,028, and the rural population is 86,390.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Myślenice County is bordered by Kraków County and Wieliczka County to the north, Bochnia County and Limanowa County to the east, Nowy Targ County to the south, and Sucha County and Wadowice County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into nine gminas (three urban-rural and six rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Myślenice urban-rural 153.7 40,783 Myślenice
Gmina Dobczyce urban-rural 66.6 13,941 Dobczyce
Gmina Sułkowice urban-rural 60.5 13,784 Sułkowice
Gmina Pcim rural 88.6 10,327 Pcim
Gmina Lubień rural 75.0 9,294 Lubień
Gmina Tokarnia rural 68.9 8,072 Tokarnia
Gmina Siepraw rural 31.9 7,809 Siepraw
Gmina Wiśniowa rural 67.1 6,833 Wiśniowa
Gmina Raciechowice rural 61.0 5,950 Raciechowice