Nowy Targ County

Nowy Targ County (Polish: powiat nowotarski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern 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 and largest town is Nowy Targ, which lies 67 kilometres (42 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków. The county also contains the towns of Rabka-Zdrój, lying 18 km (11 mi) north of Nowy Targ, and Szczawnica, 35 km (22 mi) east of Nowy Targ.It is inhabited mostly by Gorals

Nowy Targ County
Powiat nowotarski
Flag of Nowy Targ County
Coat of arms of Nowy Targ County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Nowy Targ): 49°28′N 20°1′E / 49.467°N 20.017°E / 49.467; 20.017Coordinates: 49°28′N 20°1′E / 49.467°N 20.017°E / 49.467; 20.017
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
SeatNowy Targ
 • Total1,474.66 km2 (569.37 sq mi)
 • Total181,878
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKNT

The county covers an area of 1,474.66 square kilometres (569.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 181,878, out of which the population of Nowy Targ is 33,493, that of Rabka-Zdrój is 13,031, that of Szczawnica is 7,334, and the rural population is 128,020.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Nowy Targ County is bordered by Sucha County to the north-west, Myślenice County to the north, Limanowa County to the north-east, Nowy Sącz County to the east and Tatra County to the south. It also borders Slovakia to the south.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (two urban, one urban-rural and 11 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Nowy Targ urban 51.1 33,493  
Gmina Nowy Targ rural 208.7 22,070 Nowy Targ *
Gmina Czarny Dunajec rural 218.3 21,186 Czarny Dunajec
Gmina Rabka-Zdrój urban-rural 69.0 17,190 Rabka-Zdrój
Gmina Jabłonka rural 213.3 16,910 Jabłonka
Gmina Raba Wyżna rural 88.3 13,525 Raba Wyżna
Gmina Szaflary rural 54.3 10,227 Szaflary
Gmina Łapsze Niżne rural 124.8 8,785 Łapsze Niżne
Gmina Ochotnica Dolna rural 141.0 7,921 Ochotnica Dolna
Gmina Szczawnica urban-rural 87.9 7,334 Szczawnica
Gmina Czorsztyn rural 61.7 7,201 Maniowy
Gmina Krościenko nad Dunajcem rural 57.3 6,465 Krościenko nad Dunajcem
Gmina Lipnica Wielka rural 67.5 5,592 Lipnica Wielka
Gmina Spytkowice rural 32.2 3,979 Spytkowice
* seat not part of the gmina


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