Krasnystaw County

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Krasnystaw County
Powiat krasnostawski
Flag of Krasnystaw County
Coat of arms of Krasnystaw County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Krasnystaw): 51°0′N 23°10′E / 51.000°N 23.167°E / 51.000; 23.167Coordinates: 51°0′N 23°10′E / 51.000°N 23.167°E / 51.000; 23.167
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Krasnystaw
 • Total 1,067.18 km2 (412.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 69,274
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban 19,434
 • Rural 49,840
Car plates LKS

Krasnystaw County (Polish: powiat krasnostawski) 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 only town is Krasnystaw, which lies 50 kilometres (31 mi) south-east of the regional capital Lublin.

The county covers an area of 1,067.18 square kilometres (412.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 69,274, out of which the population of Krasnystaw is 19,434 and the rural population is 49,840.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Krasnystaw County is bordered by Chełm County to the north-east, Zamość County and Biłgoraj County to the south, Lublin County to the west, and Świdnik County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population. (Until 2006 the county also included Gmina Rejowiec, which is now in Chełm County.)

Gmina Type Area
Krasnystaw urban 23.1 19,434  
Gmina Krasnystaw rural 151.0 9,142 Krasnystaw *
Gmina Izbica rural 138.7 8,942 Izbica
Gmina Żółkiewka rural 130.0 6,131 Żółkiewka
Gmina Fajsławice rural 70.7 5,062 Fajsławice
Gmina Siennica Różana rural 98.4 4,402 Siennica Różana
Gmina Łopiennik Górny rural 106.3 4,301 Łopiennik Górny
Gmina Kraśniczyn rural 110.0 4,284 Kraśniczyn
Gmina Gorzków rural 96.2 4,055 Gorzków
Gmina Rudnik rural 88.4 3,521 Rudnik
* seat not part of the gmina