Zamość County

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Zamość County
Powiat zamojski
County
Flag of Zamość County
Flag
Coat of arms of Zamość County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Zamość): 50°43′14″N 23°15′31″E / 50.72056°N 23.25861°E / 50.72056; 23.25861Coordinates: 50°43′14″N 23°15′31″E / 50.72056°N 23.25861°E / 50.72056; 23.25861
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Zamość
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,872.27 km2 (722.89 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 110,225
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 11,690
 • Rural 98,535
Car plates LZA
Website http://www.starostwo.zamosc.pl/

Zamość County (Polish: powiat zamojski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, 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 is the city of Zamość, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains three towns: Szczebrzeszyn, which lies 21 km (13 mi) west of Zamość, Zwierzyniec, which lies 24 km (15 mi) south-west of Zamość, and Krasnobród, 22 km (14 mi) south of Zamość.

The county covers an area of 1,872.27 square kilometres (722.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 110,225, out of which the population of Szczebrzeszyn is 5,299, that of Zwierzyniec is 3,344, that of Krasnobród is 3,047, and the rural population is 98,535.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Zamość, Zamość County is also bordered by Krasnystaw County and Chełm County to the north, Hrubieszów County to the east, Tomaszów Lubelski County to the south, and Biłgoraj County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 15 gminas (three urban-rural and 12 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Zamość rural 197.0 20,482 Zamość *
Gmina Szczebrzeszyn urban-rural 123.2 12,040 Szczebrzeszyn
Gmina Krasnobród urban-rural 124.9 7,273 Krasnobród
Gmina Zwierzyniec urban-rural 156.8 7,251 Zwierzyniec
Gmina Sitno rural 112.1 6,774 Sitno
Gmina Radecznica rural 109.8 6,450 Radecznica
Gmina Miączyn rural 155.9 6,281 Miączyn
Gmina Łabunie rural 87.5 6,257 Łabunie
Gmina Nielisz rural 113.2 6,025 Nielisz
Gmina Skierbieszów rural 139.2 5,604 Skierbieszów
Gmina Komarów-Osada rural 122.8 5,552 Komarów-Osada
Gmina Stary Zamość rural 97.2 5,456 Stary Zamość
Gmina Sułów rural 93.5 5,129 Sułów
Gmina Adamów rural 110.6 5,058 Adamów
Gmina Grabowiec rural 128.9 4,593 Grabowiec
* seat not part of the gmina

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