Nowy Targ County

Nowy Targ County (Polish: powiat nowotarski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern 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 Nowy Targ, which lies 67 kilometres (42 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków. The county also contains the towns of Rabka-Zdrój, lying 18 km (11 mi) north of Nowy Targ, and Szczawnica, 35 km (22 mi) east of Nowy Targ.

Nowy Targ County
Powiat nowotarski
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Nowy Targ): 49°28′N 20°1′E
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
SeatNowy Targ
Gminas
Area
  Total1,474.66 km2 (569.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
  Total181,878
  Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
  Urban
53,858
  Rural
128,020
Car platesKNT
Websitehttp://www.nowotarski.pl

The county covers an area of 1,474.66 square kilometres (569.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 181,878, out of which the population of Nowy Targ is 33,493, that of Rabka-Zdrój is 13,031, that of Szczawnica is 7,334, and the rural population is 128,020.