Sanok County

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Sanok County

Powiat sanocki
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Flag
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Coat of arms
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Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates(Sanok): 49°33′N22°13′E / 49.550°N 22.217°E / 49.550; 22.217 Coordinates: 49°33′N22°13′E / 49.550°N 22.217°E / 49.550; 22.217
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Voivodeship POL wojewodztwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
Seat Sanok
Gminas
Area
  Total1,225.12 km2 (473.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
  Total94,473
  Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
   Urban
42,476
  Rural
51,997
Car plates RSA
Website http://www.powiat-sanok.pl

Sanok County (Polish : powiat sanocki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland, on the Slovak border. 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 Sanok, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów. The only other town in the county is Zagórz, lying 6 km (4 mi) south-east of Sanok.

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The county covers an area of 1,225.12 square kilometres (473.0 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 94,473, out of which the population of Sanok is 37,381, that of Zagórz is 5,095, and the rural population is 51,997. [1]

Neighbouring counties

Sanok County is bordered by Krosno County to the west, Brzozów County to the north, Przemyśl County to the north-east and Lesko County to the east. It also borders Slovakia to the south.

Administrative division

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

GminaTypeArea
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Sanok urban38.237,381 
Gmina Sanok rural231.418,053 Sanok *
Gmina Zagórz urban-rural160.113,121 Zagórz
Gmina Zarszyn rural106.09,294 Zarszyn
Gmina Bukowsko rural138.25,531 Bukowsko
Gmina Komańcza rural455.24,603 Komańcza
Gmina Besko rural27.64,505 Besko
Gmina Tyrawa Wołoska rural68.61,985 Tyrawa Wołoska
* seat not part of the gmina

History

Food

About 60% of the land surface of County is given over to agricultural use. However, very little of this is arable land; the vast majority consists of permanent grass pasture or rough grazing for herd animals such as sheep and cows. Although both beef and dairy cattle are raised widely, especially in Odrzechowa, County is more well known for its sheep farming, and thus lamb is the meat traditionally associated with Polish cooking.

Regional dishes

Literature

Rural landscape picture

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