Leżajsk County

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Leżajsk County

Powiat leżajski
Flag of Leżajsk County
Coat of arms of Leżajsk County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Leżajsk): 50°16′N 22°26′E / 50.267°N 22.433°E / 50.267; 22.433Coordinates: 50°16′N 22°26′E / 50.267°N 22.433°E / 50.267; 22.433
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
 • Total583.01 km2 (225.10 sq mi)
 • Total69,235
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesRLE

Leżajsk County (Polish: powiat leżajski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-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 Leżajsk, which lies 41 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of the regional capital Rzeszów. The only other town in the county is Nowa Sarzyna, lying 11 km (7 mi) north-west of Leżajsk.

The county covers an area of 583.01 square kilometres (225.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 69,235, of which the population of Leżajsk is 14,275, that of Nowa Sarzyna is 6,308, and the rural population is 48,652.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Leżajsk County is bordered by Biłgoraj County to the north-east, Przeworsk County and Łańcut County to the south, Rzeszów County to the south-west, and Nisko County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Nowa Sarzyna urban-rural 144.6 21,296 Nowa Sarzyna
Gmina Leżajsk rural 198.5 19,832 Leżajsk *
Leżajsk urban 20.3 14,275  
Gmina Grodzisko Dolne rural 78.4 8,169 Grodzisko Dolne
Gmina Kuryłówka rural 141.3 5,663 Kuryłówka
* seat not part of the gmina

Notable residents[edit]