Limanowa County

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Limanowa County
Powiat limanowski
Flag of Limanowa County
Coat of arms of Limanowa County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Limanowa): 49°42′2″N 20°25′36″E / 49.70056°N 20.42667°E / 49.70056; 20.42667Coordinates: 49°42′2″N 20°25′36″E / 49.70056°N 20.42667°E / 49.70056; 20.42667
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Limanowa
 • Total 951.96 km2 (367.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 121,658
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Urban 22,161
 • Rural 99,497
Car plates KLI

Limanowa County (Polish: powiat limanowski) 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 Limanowa, which lies 54 kilometres (34 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other town in the county is Mszana Dolna, lying 27 km (17 mi) west of Limanowa.

The county covers an area of 951.96 square kilometres (367.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 121,658, out of which the population of Limanowa is 14,632, that of Mszana Dolna is 7,529, and the rural population is 99,497.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Limanowa County is bordered by Bochnia County and Brzesko County to the north, Nowy Sącz County to the east, Nowy Targ County to the south-west, and Myślenice County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 12 gminas (two urban and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Limanowa rural 152.4 22,794 Limanowa *
Gmina Mszana Dolna rural 169.8 16,451 Mszana Dolna *
Limanowa urban 18.6 14,632  
Gmina Dobra rural 109.1 9,322 Dobra
Gmina Łukowica rural 69.7 9,285 Łukowica
Gmina Jodłownik rural 72.4 8,050 Jodłownik
Mszana Dolna urban 27.1 7,529  
Gmina Laskowa rural 72.8 7,410 Laskowa
Gmina Kamienica rural 96.1 7,268 Kamienica
Gmina Niedźwiedź rural 74.4 6,757 Niedźwiedź
Gmina Tymbark rural 32.7 6,243 Tymbark
Gmina Słopnice rural 56.7 5,917 Słopnice
* seat not part of the gmina