Nisko County

Nisko County (Polish: powiat niżański) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern 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 Nisko, which lies 57 kilometres (35 mi) north of the regional capital Rzeszów. The county also contains the towns of Rudnik nad Sanem, lying 13 km (8 mi) south-east of Nisko, and Ulanów, 11 km (7 mi) east of Nisko.

Nisko County
Powiat niżański
Flag of Nisko County
Coat of arms of Nisko County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Nisko): 50°32′N 22°8′E / 50.533°N 22.133°E / 50.533; 22.133
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
 • Total785.58 km2 (303.31 sq mi)
 • Total66,699
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesRNI

The county covers an area of 785.58 square kilometres (303.3 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 66,699, out of which the population of Nisko is 15,324, that of Rudnik nad Sanem is 6,710, that of Ulanów is 1,422, and the rural population is 43,243.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Nisko County is bordered by Janów Lubelski County to the north-east, Biłgoraj County to the east, Leżajsk County to the south-east, Rzeszów County to the south, Kolbuszowa County to the south-west and Stalowa Wola County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Nisko urban-rural 142.4 22,381 Nisko
Gmina Jeżowe rural 123.8 10,155 Jeżowe
Gmina Rudnik nad Sanem urban-rural 78.7 10,121 Rudnik nad Sanem
Gmina Ulanów urban-rural 119.6 8,278 Ulanów
Gmina Harasiuki rural 168.3 6,103 Harasiuki
Gmina Jarocin rural 90.4 5,390 Jarocin
Gmina Krzeszów rural 62.4 4,271 Krzeszów


  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". Retrieved 2020-09-14.