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Chrzanów County

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Chrzanów County

Powiat chrzanowski
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Chrzanów): 50°8′N 19°24′E / 50.133°N 19.400°E / 50.133; 19.400Coordinates: 50°8′N 19°24′E / 50.133°N 19.400°E / 50.133; 19.400
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
 • Total371.49 km2 (143.43 sq mi)
 • Total124,937[1]
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesKCH

Chrzanów County (Polish: powiat chrzanowski) 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 Chrzanów, which lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the regional capital Kraków. The county contains three other towns: Trzebinia, 8 km (5 mi) north-east of Chrzanów, Libiąż, 8 km (5 mi) south-west of Chrzanów, and Alwernia, 12 km (7 mi) south-east of Chrzanów.

The county covers an area of 371.49 square kilometres (143.4 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 124,937, out of which the population of Chrzanów is 36,717, that of Trzebinia is 19,778, that of Libiąż is 17,017, that of Alwernia is 3,368, and the rural population is 40,778.

Neighbouring counties

Chrzanów County is bordered by Olkusz County to the north-east, Kraków County to the east, Wadowice County to the south, Oświęcim County to the south-west and the city of Jaworzno to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Chrzanów urban-rural 79.3 46,929 Chrzanów
Gmina Trzebinia urban-rural 105.2 33,931 Trzebinia
Gmina Libiąż urban-rural 57.2 22,353 Libiąż
Gmina Alwernia urban-rural 75.3 12,589 Alwernia
Gmina Babice rural 54.5 9,135 Babice


  1. ^ a b GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". Retrieved 2020-09-11.

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