Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Leżajsk): Coordinates:|
|• Total||583.01 km2 (225.10 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
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.
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 Nowa Sarzyna||urban-rural||144.6||21,296||Nowa Sarzyna|
|Gmina Leżajsk||rural||198.5||19,832||Leżajsk *|
|Gmina Grodzisko Dolne||rural||78.4||8,169||Grodzisko Dolne|
|* seat not part of the gmina|
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