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Sucha County
Sucha County
(Polish: powiat suski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland, on the Slovak border. Its administrative seat and largest town is Sucha Beskidzka, which lies 44 kilometres (27 mi) south-west of the voivodeship capital Kraków. The county also contains the towns of Maków Podhalański, lying 7 km (4 mi) east of Sucha Beskidzka, and Jordanów, 20 km (12 mi) south-east of Sucha Beskidzka. The county covers an area of 685.75 square kilometres (264.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 82,045, out of which the population of Sucha Beskidzka
Sucha Beskidzka
is 9,726, that of Maków Podhalański
Maków Podhalański
is 5,738, that of Jordanów
Jordanów
is 5,112, and the rural population is 61,469. History[edit] Sucha County
Sucha County
existed between 1956 and 1975, but on the abolition of the powiats its territory was split between the two newly created voivodeships of Bielsko-Biała and Nowy Sącz. The county was recreated on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998, which restored the powiats and created 16 large voivodeships. Geography[edit] The county is located in the area of the Maków Beskids
Maków Beskids
of the Beskidy Mountains. Its highest point is Babia Gora, 1,725 m (5,659 ft) above sea level, which since 1954 has been a national park and Biosphere Reserve. This area attracts significant numbers of tourists, particularly to the skiing centre at Zawoja. Sucha County
Sucha County
is bordered by Żywiec County
Żywiec County
to the west, Wadowice County to the north, Myślenice County
Myślenice County
to the east and Nowy Targ County to the south-east. It also borders Slovakia
Slovakia
to the south-west. Administrative division[edit] The county is subdivided into nine gminas (two urban, one urban-rural and six rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina
Gmina
and number on map Type Area (km²) Population (2006) Seat

Gmina
Gmina
Maków Podhalański
Maków Podhalański
(5) urban-rural 108.9 15,873 Maków Podhalański

Gmina
Gmina
Stryszawa (6) rural 113.2 11,710 Lachowice

Gmina
Gmina
Jordanów
Jordanów
(4) rural 92.7 10,508 Jordanów
Jordanów
*

Sucha Beskidzka
Sucha Beskidzka
(7) urban 27.5 9,726  

Gmina
Gmina
Zawoja
Zawoja
(8) rural 128.8 8,849 Zawoja

Gmina
Gmina
Budzów (1) rural 73.4 8,311 Budzów

Gmina
Gmina
Bystra-Sidzina (2) rural 80.4 6,423 Bystra

Gmina
Gmina
Zembrzyce
Zembrzyce
(9) rural 39.9 5,533 Zembrzyce

Jordanów
Jordanów
(3) urban 20.9 5,112  

* seat not part of the gmina

References[edit]

Polish official population figures 2006

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Gminas of Sucha County

Urban gminas

Sucha Beskidzka
Sucha Beskidzka
(seat) Jordanów

Urban-rural gmina

Gmina
Gmina
Maków Podhalański

Rural gminas

Gmina
Gmina
Budzów Gmina
Gmina
Bystra-Sidzina Gmina
Gmina
Jordanów Gmina
Gmina
Stryszawa Gmina
Gmina
Zawoja Gmina
Gmina
Zembrzyce

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Counties of Lesser Poland
Poland
Voivodeship

City counties

Kraków
Kraków
(capital) Nowy Sącz Tarnów

Land counties

Bochnia Brzesko Chrzanów Dąbrowa Gorlice Kraków Limanowa Miechów Myślenice Nowy Sącz Nowy Targ Olkusz Oświęcim Proszowice Sucha Tarnów Tatra Wadowi

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