Wieliczka County

Wieliczka County (Polish: powiat wielicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern 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 Wieliczka, which lies 13 kilometres (8 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other town in the county is Niepołomice, lying 12 km (7 mi) north-east of Wieliczka.

Wieliczka County
Powiat wielicki
Flag of Wieliczka County
Coat of arms of Wieliczka County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Wieliczka): 49°59′22″N 20°3′58″E / 49.98944°N 20.06611°E / 49.98944; 20.06611Coordinates: 49°59′22″N 20°3′58″E / 49.98944°N 20.06611°E / 49.98944; 20.06611
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
 • Total427.8 km2 (165.2 sq mi)
 • Total105,266
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKWI

The county covers an area of 427.8 square kilometres (165.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 105,266, out of which the population of Wieliczka is 19,133, that of Niepołomice is 8,537, and the rural population is 77,596.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Wieliczka County is bordered by Bochnia County to the east, Myślenice County to the south, and the city of Kraków and Kraków County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Wieliczka urban-rural 100.1 48,254 Wieliczka
Gmina Niepołomice urban-rural 95.1 22,168 Niepołomice
Gmina Gdów rural 108.0 16,340 Gdów
Gmina Kłaj rural 83.1 9,832 Kłaj
Gmina Biskupice rural 41.0 8,672 Trąbki