Puławy County

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,[1] 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.

Puławy County

Powiat puławski
Flag of Puławy County
Flag
Coat of arms of Puławy County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Puławy): 51°25′N 21°58′E / 51.417°N 21.967°E / 51.417; 21.967Coordinates: 51°25′N 21°58′E / 51.417°N 21.967°E / 51.417; 21.967
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo lubelskie flag.svg Lublin
SeatPuławy
Gminas
Area
 • Total933 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total113,441
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban
53,946
 • Rural
59,495
Car platesLPU
Websitehttp://www.pulawy.powiat.pl/

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.[2]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

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.

Administrative divisionEdit

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 Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2006)[3]
Population
(2011)[4]
Population
(2019)[2]
Seat
Puławy urban 50.5 49,839 49,793 47,634  
Gmina Puławy rural 160.8 11,172 11,703 12,081 Puławy *
Gmina Nałęczów urban-rural 62.9 9,502 9,328 8,959 Nałęczów
Gmina Końskowola rural 89.6 9,050 9,048 8,832 Końskowola
Gmina Kurów rural 101.3 7,892 7,827 7,656 Kurów
Gmina Kazimierz Dolny urban-rural 72.5 7,018 6,977 6,673 Kazimierz Dolny
Gmina Żyrzyn rural 128.7 6,588 6,584 6,428 Żyrzyn
Gmina Wąwolnica rural 62.2 4,936 4,863 4,669 Wąwolnica
Gmina Baranów rural 85.0 4,228 4,118 3,896 Baranów
Gmina Janowiec rural 79.0 3,594 3,673 3,663 Janowiec
Gmina Markuszów rural 40.4 3,010 3,070 2,950 Markuszów
TOTAL 932.9 116,829 116,984 113,441
* seat not part of the gmina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wschodni, Dziennik (17 June 2017). "Powiat puławski ma 150 lat. Wręczyli odznaki za zasługi". Dziennik Wschodni (in Polish). Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ Official population figures, 2006
  4. ^ Official population figures, 2011 (in Polish)