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Rzeszów County (Polish: powiat rzeszowski) 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 is the city of Rzeszów, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains six towns: Dynów, 28 km (17 mi) south-east of Rzeszów, Boguchwała, 8 km (5 mi) south-west of Rzeszów, Głogów Małopolski, 16 km (10 mi) north of Rzeszów, Sokołów Małopolski, 24 km (15 mi) north of Rzeszów, Tyczyn, 8 km (5 mi) south of Rzeszów, and Błażowa, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Rzeszów.

Rzeszów County

Powiat rzeszowski
Flag of Rzeszów County
Coat of arms of Rzeszów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Rzeszów): 50°2′1″N 22°0′17″E / 50.03361°N 22.00472°E / 50.03361; 22.00472Coordinates: 50°2′1″N 22°0′17″E / 50.03361°N 22.00472°E / 50.03361; 22.00472
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
 • Total1,218.8 km2 (470.6 sq mi)
 • Total169,586
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesRZE

The county covers an area of 1,218.8 square kilometres (470.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 169,586, out of which the population of Dynów is 6,076, that of Boguchwała is 5,535, that of Głogów Małopolski is 5,123, that of Sokołów Małopolski is 3,991, that of Tyczyn is 3,299, that of Błażowa is 2,110, and the rural population is 148,987.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Apart from the city of Rzeszów, Rzeszów County is also bordered by Nisko County to the north, Leżajsk County to the north-east, Łańcut County, Przeworsk County and Przemyśl County to the east, Brzozów County to the south, Strzyżów County to the south-west, Ropczyce-Sędziszów County to the west, and Kolbuszowa County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Boguchwała urban-rural 96.2 20,945 Boguchwała
Gmina Trzebownisko rural 90.5 18,836 Trzebownisko
Gmina Świlcza rural 128.4 18,819 Świlcza
Gmina Głogów Małopolski urban-rural 145.8 18,185 Głogów Małopolski
Gmina Sokołów Małopolski urban-rural 134.0 16,459 Sokołów Małopolski
Gmina Tyczyn urban-rural 82.4 16,302 Tyczyn
Gmina Błażowa urban-rural 112.7 10,593 Błażowa
Gmina Krasne rural 39.4 9,576 Krasne
Gmina Dynów rural 118.8 7,303 Dynów *
Gmina Kamień rural 73.2 6,879 Kamień
Gmina Hyżne rural 51.0 6,811 Hyżne
Gmina Lubenia rural 54.8 6,411 Lubenia
Gmina Chmielnik rural 52.9 6,391 Chmielnik
Dynów urban 24.4 6,076  
* seat not part of the gmina


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