Lesko County

Lesko County (Polish: powiat leski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland, on the Slovak border. It was created in 2002 out of five gminas which previously made up the western part of Bieszczady County. Its administrative seat and only town is Lesko, which lies 67 kilometres (42 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Lesko County

Powiat leski
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Lesko): 49°28′28″N 22°19′44″E
Country Poland
Voivodeship Subcarpathian
  Total834.86 km2 (322.34 sq mi)
  Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
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The county covers an area of 834.86 square kilometres (322.3 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 26,532, out of which the population of Lesko is 5,424, and the rural population is 21,108.[1]

Neighbouring counties

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

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Lesko urban-rural 111.6 11,333 Lesko
Gmina Solina rural 184.3 5,359 Solina
Gmina Olszanica rural 94.0 4,889 Olszanica
Gmina Baligród rural 158.1 3,176 Baligród
Gmina Cisna rural 286.9 1,775 Cisna


Rural landscape picture