Nisko County

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Nisko County
Powiat niżański
Flag of Nisko County
Coat of arms of Nisko County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Nisko): 50°32′N 22°8′E / 50.533°N 22.133°E / 50.533; 22.133Coordinates: 50°32′N 22°8′E / 50.533°N 22.133°E / 50.533; 22.133
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
 • Total785.58 km2 (303.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total67,042
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban23,875
 • Rural43,167
Car platesRNI

Nisko County (Polish: powiat niżański) 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 Nisko, which lies 57 kilometres (35 mi) north of the regional capital Rzeszów. The county also contains the towns of Rudnik nad Sanem, lying 13 km (8 mi) south-east of Nisko, and Ulanów, 11 km (7 mi) east of Nisko.

The county covers an area of 785.58 square kilometres (303.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 67,042, out of which the population of Nisko is 15,637, that of Rudnik nad Sanem is 6,744, that of Ulanów is 1,494, and the rural population is 43,167.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Nisko County is bordered by Janów Lubelski County to the north-east, Biłgoraj County to the east, Leżajsk County to the south-east, Rzeszów County to the south, Kolbuszowa County to the south-west and Stalowa Wola County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Nisko urban-rural 142.4 22,503 Nisko
Gmina Rudnik nad Sanem urban-rural 78.7 10,124 Rudnik nad Sanem
Gmina Jeżowe rural 123.8 9,871 Jeżowe
Gmina Ulanów urban-rural 119.6 8,612 Ulanów
Gmina Harasiuki rural 168.3 6,392 Harasiuki
Gmina Jarocin rural 90.4 5,313 Jarocin
Gmina Krzeszów rural 62.4 4,227 Krzeszów