Lublin County

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Lublin County
Powiat lubelski
County
Flag of Lublin County
Flag
Coat of arms of Lublin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Lublin): 51°14′53″N 22°34′13″E / 51.24806°N 22.57028°E / 51.24806; 22.57028Coordinates: 51°14′53″N 22°34′13″E / 51.24806°N 22.57028°E / 51.24806; 22.57028
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Lublin
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,679.42 km2 (648.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 140,562
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban 12,339
 • Rural 128,223
Car plates LUB
Website http://www.powiat.lublin.pl

Lublin County (Polish: powiat lubelski) 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 is the city of Lublin, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Lublin County are Bełżyce, which lies 23 km (14 mi) west of Lublin, and Bychawa, 26 km (16 mi) south of Lublin.

The county covers an area of 1,679.42 square kilometres (648.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 140,562, out of which the population of Bełżyce is 7,054, that of Bychawa is 5,285, and the rural population is 128,223.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Lublin, Lublin County is also bordered by Lubartów County to the north, Łęczna County, Świdnik County and Krasnystaw County to the east, Biłgoraj County and Janów Lubelski County to the south, Kraśnik County to the south-west, and Opole Lubelskie County and Puławy County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 16 gminas (two urban-rural and 14 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Niemce rural 141.2 16,360 Niemce
Gmina Bełżyce urban-rural 133.9 13,876 Bełżyce
Gmina Bychawa urban-rural 146.2 12,311 Bychawa
Gmina Jastków rural 113.8 12,248 Jastków
Gmina Niedrzwica Duża rural 106.8 11,034 Niedrzwica Duża
Gmina Konopnica rural 92.8 11,001 Konopnica
Gmina Wólka rural 72.8 9,171 Jakubowice Murowane
Gmina Garbów rural 102.4 8,969 Garbów
Gmina Strzyżewice rural 108.8 7,572 Strzyżewice
Gmina Jabłonna rural 131.0 7,534 Jabłonna
Gmina Głusk rural 64.0 7,372 Głusk *
Gmina Wojciechów rural 80.9 5,962 Wojciechów
Gmina Wysokie rural 114.2 5,158 Wysokie
Gmina Krzczonów rural 128.2 4,942 Krzczonów
Gmina Borzechów rural 67.4 3,807 Borzechów
Gmina Zakrzew rural 75.4 3,245 Zakrzew
* Głusk is now part of Lublin, but still serves as the administrative seat of Gmina Głusk

Lublin County in the Past[edit]

The history of Lublin County as a separate administrative unit dates back to the late 15th century, when Lublin Voivodeship was carved out of eastern part of Sandomierz Voivodeship. The new voivodeship was made of three counties - Urzedow County, Lukow County and Lublin County, which had the area of 5812 sq. kilometers (as for mid-16th century). Apart from Lublin, other towns of the county were Kazimierz Dolny, Lubartow, Wawolnica, Kurow, Leczna, Konskowola, Belzyce and Parczew. Exact boundary between Urzedow and Lublin counties is difficult to establish, as it varied in different centuries.

Lublin County existed in its original form until the Partitions of Poland. It continued to exist also in the Duchy of Warsaw, Russian-controlled Congress Poland and Second Polish Republic, but its borders were subject to frequent changes, due to several administrative centers.

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