Krosno County

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Not to be confused with Krosno Odrzańskie County, which has the same name in Polish.
Krosno County
Powiat krośnieński
County
Flag of Krosno County
Flag
Coat of arms of Krosno County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Krosno): 49°41′N 21°45′E / 49.683°N 21.750°E / 49.683; 21.750Coordinates: 49°41′N 21°45′E / 49.683°N 21.750°E / 49.683; 21.750
Country  Poland
Voivodeship POL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
Seat Krosno
Gminas
Area
 • Total 923.79 km2 (356.68 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 109,715
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,184
 • Rural 96,531
Car plates RKR
Website http://www.powiat.krosno.pl/


Krosno County (Polish: powiat krośnieński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland, on the Slovak border. 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 Krosno, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains four towns: Jedlicze, 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Krosno, Rymanów, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Krosno, Dukla, 14 km (9 mi) south of Krosno, and Iwonicz-Zdrój, 13 km (8 mi) south of Krosno.

The county covers an area of 923.79 square kilometres (356.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 109,715, out of which the population of Jedlicze is 5,593, that of Rymanów is 3,564, that of Dukla is 2,136, that of Iwonicz-Zdrój is 1,891, and the rural population is 96,531.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Krosno, Krosno County is bordered by Jasło County to the west, Strzyżów County to the north, and Brzozów County and Sanok County to the east. It also borders Slovakia to the south.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into ten gminas (four urban-rural and six rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population. (There were previously only nine gminas; Gmina Jaśliska was separated from Gmina Dukla as of January 1, 2010.)

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Dukla urban-rural 233.5 14,926 Dukla
Gmina Rymanów urban-rural 165.8 15,437 Rymanów
Gmina Jedlicze urban-rural 58.2 15,027 Jedlicze
Gmina Miejsce Piastowe rural 51.5 13,484 Miejsce Piastowe
Gmina Chorkówka rural 77.8 13,158 Chorkówka
Gmina Iwonicz-Zdrój urban-rural 45.5 10,945 Iwonicz-Zdrój
Gmina Korczyna rural 92.4 10,733 Korczyna
Gmina Wojaszówka rural 83.4 9,102 Wojaszówka
Gmina Krościenko Wyżne rural 16.3 5,179 Krościenko Wyżne
Gmina Jaśliska rural 89 c. 1,700 Jaśliska

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