Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Biłgoraj): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,677.79 km2 (647.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
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.
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.
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 Biłgoraj||rural||262.6||12,541||Biłgoraj *|
|Gmina Potok Górny||rural||111.2||5,591||Potok Górny|
|* seat not part of the gmina|