Puławy County (Polish: powiat puławski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It was first established in 1867, but its current borders were established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Puławy, which lies 46 kilometres (29 mi) north-west of the regional capital Lublin. The county also contains the towns of Nałęczów, lying 23 km (14 mi) south-east of Puławy, and Kazimierz Dolny, 11 km (7 mi) south of Puławy.
Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Puławy): Coordinates:|
|• Total||933 km2 (360 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
The county covers an area of 933 square kilometres (360.2 sq mi). In 2019, its total population was 113,441, including 47,634 in Puławy, 3,749 in Nałęczów, 2,563 in Kazimierz Dolny and a rural population of 59,495.
Puławy County is bordered by Ryki County to the north, Lubartów County and Lublin County to the east, Opole Lubelskie County to the south, Zwoleń County to the west, and Kozienice County to the north-west.
The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (one urban, two urban-rural and eight rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Puławy||rural||160.8||11,172||11,703||12,081||Puławy *|
|Gmina Kazimierz Dolny||urban-rural||72.5||7,018||6,977||6,673||Kazimierz Dolny|
|* seat not part of the gmina|
- Wschodni, Dziennik (17 June 2017). "Powiat puławski ma 150 lat. Wręczyli odznaki za zasługi". Dziennik Wschodni (in Polish). Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
- Official population figures, 2006
- Official population figures, 2011 (in Polish)