Proszowice County

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Proszowice County
Powiat proszowicki
Coat of arms of Proszowice County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Proszowice): 50°12′N 20°18′E / 50.200°N 20.300°E / 50.200; 20.300Coordinates: 50°12′N 20°18′E / 50.200°N 20.300°E / 50.200; 20.300
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Proszowice
 • Total 414.57 km2 (160.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 43,441
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,205
 • Rural 37,236
Car plates KPR

Proszowice County (Polish: powiat proszowicki) 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 is Proszowice, which lies 31 kilometres (19 mi) north-east of the regional capital Kraków. Its only other town is Nowe Brzesko (since 2011).

The county covers an area of 414.57 square kilometres (160.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 43,441, out of which the population of Proszowice was 6,205 and the rural population was 37,236.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Proszowice County is bordered by Kazimierza County and Tarnów County to the east, Brzesko County to the south-east, Bochnia County to the south, Kraków County to the south and west, and Miechów County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Proszowice urban-rural 99.8 16,188 Proszowice
Gmina Koniusza rural 88.5 8,663 Koniusza
Gmina Nowe Brzesko urban-rural 54.5 5,769 Nowe Brzesko
Gmina Koszyce rural 66.0 5,649 Koszyce
Gmina Pałecznica rural 48.0 3,730 Pałecznica
Gmina Radziemice rural 57.9 3,442 Radziemice