Powiat Limanowski

Limanowa County (Polish: powiat Limanowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Malopolskie, in 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 miles) south-east of the regional capital Kraków. The only other town in the county is Mszana Dolna, lying 27 km (17 miles) west of Limanowa. The county covers an area of 951.23 square kilometres (367.6 sq miles). As of 2006 its total population was 121,658, (now has about 123,405 inhabitants, women: 61,591, men: 61,814) out of which the population of Limanowa was 14,632, Mszana Dolna was 7,529, and the rural population was 99,497. The district has a total of 171 locations. 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. 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 (km²) Population (2006) Seat
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

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A Powiat (pronounced povyat) is the second level of Polish administrative division, between Voivodships and Communes. As such it is roughly equivalent to counties or districts in the United Kingdom. There is no official equivalent of the name in English.

Some of the towns in a Voivodship can be centres of more than one powiat. The reason is that in several cases the town itself and its surroundings form separate entities of administrative division. This is usually the case for large Polish cities, but can also apply to several smaller towns.

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