Lesko County

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Lesko County
Powiat leski
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Lesko): 49°28′28″N 22°19′44″E / 49.47444°N 22.32889°E / 49.47444; 22.32889Coordinates: 49°28′28″N 22°19′44″E / 49.47444°N 22.32889°E / 49.47444; 22.32889
Country  Poland
Voivodeship POL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
Seat Lesko
 • Total 834.86 km2 (322.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 26,613
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,864
 • Rural 20,749
Car plates RLS
Website http://www.powiat-leski.pl/

Lesko County (Polish: powiat leski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland, on the Slovak border. It was created in 2002 out of five gminas which previously made up the western part of Bieszczady County. Its administrative seat and only town is Lesko, which lies 67 kilometres (42 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The county covers an area of 834.86 square kilometres (322.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 26,613, out of which the population of Lesko is 5,864 and the rural population is 20,749.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Lesko County is bordered by Sanok County to the west, Przemyśl County to the north and Bieszczady County to the east. It also borders Slovakia to the south.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Lesko urban-rural 111.6 11,603 Lesko
Gmina Solina rural 184.3 5,106 Solina
Gmina Olszanica rural 94.0 5,059 Olszanica
Gmina Baligród rural 158.1 3,176 Baligród
Gmina Cisna rural 286.9 1,669 Cisna


Rural landscape picture[edit]

Synagoga lesko.jpg
Lesko-cmentarz żydowski.JPG
Kmiter Burg.jpg
Baligród panorama.jpg
Polańczyk Zjawa.jpg
Cisna main street.jpg
Solina Poland.jpg