Bochnia County

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Bochnia County
Powiat bocheński
Flag of Bochnia County
Coat of arms of Bochnia County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Bochnia): 49°59′N 20°26′E / 49.983°N 20.433°E / 49.983; 20.433Coordinates: 49°59′N 20°26′E / 49.983°N 20.433°E / 49.983; 20.433
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Bochnia
 • Total 649.28 km2 (250.69 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 100,382
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Urban 32,089
 • Rural 68,293
Car plates KBC

Bochnia County (Polish: powiat bocheński) 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 and largest town is Bochnia, which lies 37 kilometres (23 mi) east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other town in the county is Nowy Wiśnicz, lying 8 km (5 mi) south of Bochnia.

The county covers an area of 649.28 square kilometres (250.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 100,382, out of which the population of Bochnia is 29,373, that of Nowy Wiśnicz is 2,716, and the rural population is 68,293.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Bochnia County is bordered by Proszowice County to the north, Brzesko County to the east, Limanowa County to the south, and Myślenice County, Wieliczka County and Kraków County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Bochnia urban 29.9 29,373  
Gmina Bochnia rural 113.7 18,334 Bochnia *
Gmina Nowy Wiśnicz urban-rural 82.5 12,895 Nowy Wiśnicz
Gmina Rzezawa rural 85.5 10,473 Rzezawa
Gmina Łapanów rural 71.2 7,533 Łapanów
Gmina Drwinia rural 108.8 6,311 Drwinia
Gmina Lipnica Murowana rural 60.6 5,480 Lipnica Murowana
Gmina Trzciana rural 44.1 5,044 Trzciana
Gmina Żegocina rural 35.2 4,939 Żegocina
* seat not part of the gmina