Biłgoraj County

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Biłgoraj County
Powiat biłgorajski
County
Flag of Biłgoraj County
Flag
Coat of arms of Biłgoraj County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Biłgoraj): 50°33′N 22°44′E / 50.550°N 22.733°E / 50.550; 22.733Coordinates: 50°33′N 22°44′E / 50.550°N 22.733°E / 50.550; 22.733
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Biłgoraj
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,677.79 km2 (647.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 104,267
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban 34,462
 • Rural 69,805
Car plates LBL
Website http://www.bilgorajski.pl/

Biłgoraj County (Polish: powiat biłgorajski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, 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 and largest town is Biłgoraj, which lies 79 kilometres (49 mi) south of the regional capital Lublin. The county contains three other towns: Tarnogród, lying 21 km (13 mi) south of Biłgoraj, Józefów, lying 24 km (15 mi) east of Biłgoraj, and Frampol, 16 km (10 mi) north of Biłgoraj.

The county covers an area of 1,677.79 square kilometres (647.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 104,267, out of which the population of Biłgoraj is 27,225, that of Tarnogród is 3,372, that of Józefów is 2,450, that of Frampol is 1,415, and the rural population is 69,805.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Biłgoraj County is bordered by Lublin County and Krasnystaw County to the north, Zamość County and Tomaszów Lubelski County to the east, Lubaczów County and Przeworsk County to the south, Leżajsk County to the south-west, Nisko County to the west, and Janów Lubelski County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (one urban, three urban-rural and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Biłgoraj urban 21.1 27,225  
Gmina Biłgoraj rural 262.6 12,541 Biłgoraj *
Gmina Józefów urban-rural 126.5 7,266 Józefów
Gmina Turobin rural 162.2 6,949 Turobin
Gmina Tarnogród urban-rural 114.3 6,860 Tarnogród
Gmina Księżpol rural 141.3 6,804 Księżpol
Gmina Frampol urban-rural 107.6 6,502 Frampol
Gmina Potok Górny rural 111.2 5,591 Potok Górny
Gmina Łukowa rural 148.7 4,531 Łukowa
Gmina Goraj rural 67.9 4,439 Goraj
Gmina Obsza rural 113.2 4,411 Obsza
Gmina Tereszpol rural 144.0 4,030 Tereszpol
Gmina Biszcza rural 106.3 3,934 Biszcza
Gmina Aleksandrów rural 54.3 3,184 Aleksandrów
* seat not part of the gmina

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