Mielec County

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Mielec County

Powiat mielecki
Flag of Mielec County
Coat of arms of Mielec County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Mielec): 50°17′N 21°26′E / 50.283°N 21.433°E / 50.283; 21.433Coordinates: 50°17′N 21°26′E / 50.283°N 21.433°E / 50.283; 21.433
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
 • Total880.21 km2 (339.85 sq mi)
 • Total133,148
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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Mielec County (Polish: powiat mielecki) 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 Mielec, which lies 50 kilometres (31 mi) north-west of the regional capital Rzeszów. The only other towns in the county are Radomyśl Wielki, lying 16 km (10 mi) south-west of Mielec, and Przecław, 11 km (7 mi) south of Mielec.

The county covers an area of 880.21 square kilometres (339.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population was 133,148, out of which the population of Mielec was 61,118, that of Radomyśl Wielki 2,912, and the rural population 69,118 (including approximately 1,400 for the population of Przecław, which became a town in 2010).

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Mielec County is bordered by Staszów County and Tarnobrzeg County to the north, Kolbuszowa County to the east, Ropczyce-Sędziszów County and Dębica County to the south, and Dąbrowa County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Mielec urban 47.4 61,118  
Gmina Radomyśl Wielki urban-rural 159.6 13,641 Radomyśl Wielki
Gmina Mielec rural 122.1 12,112 Mielec *
Gmina Przecław urban-rural 134.3 10,946 Przecław
Gmina Tuszów Narodowy rural 89.5 7,545 Tuszów Narodowy
Gmina Wadowice Górne rural 87.2 7,269 Wadowice Górne
Gmina Czermin rural 80.3 6,721 Czermin
Gmina Borowa rural 55.5 5,588 Borowa
Gmina Padew Narodowa rural 70.6 5,352 Padew Narodowa
Gmina Gawłuszowice rural 33.8 2,856 Gawłuszowice
* seat not part of the gmina