() 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 Bochnia
, which lies east of the regional capital Kraków
. The only other town in the county is Nowy Wiśnicz
, lying south of Bochnia.
The county covers an area of . As of 2006 its total population is 100,382, out of which the population of Bochnia is 29,373, that of Nowy Wiśnicz is 2,716, and the rural population is 68,293.
Bochnia County is bordered by Proszowice County
to the north, Brzesko County
to the east, Limanowa County
to the south, and Myślenice County
, Wieliczka County
and Kraków County
to the west.
The county is subdivided into nine gminas
(one urban, one urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
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