- Sucha County
name = Sucha County
native_name = Powiat suski
image_shield = POL powiat suski COA.svg
map_caption = Location within the voivodeship
map_caption1 = Division into gminas
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Lesser Poland
area_total_km2 = 685.75
population_total = 82045
population_as_of = 2006
population_density_km2 = auto
population_urban = 20576
population_blank1_title = Rural
population_blank1 = 61469
coor_type = Sucha Beskidzka
latd = 49
latm = 44
lats = 25
latNS = N
longd = 19
longm = 35
longs = 19
longEW = E
parts = Total 9 (incl. 2 urban)
Gmina Maków Podhalański
blank_name = Car plates
blank_info = KSU
website = http://www.powiatsuski.pl/engl.htm __NOTOC__Sucha County ( _pl. 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 convert|44|km|mi|0 south-west of the regional capital Kraków. The county also contains the towns of Maków Podhalański, lying convert|7|km|mi|0|abbr=on east of Sucha Beskidzka, and Jordanów, convert|20|km|mi|0|abbr=on south-east of Sucha Beskidzka.
The county covers an area of convert|685.75|km2|sqmi|1. As of 2006 its total population is 82,045, out of which the population of Sucha Beskidzka is 9,726, that of Maków Podhalański is 5,738, that of Jordanów is 5,112, and the rural population is 61,469.
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, 1999as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998, which restored the powiats and created 16 large voivodeships.
The county is located in the area of the
Beskidy Mountains. Its highest point is Babia Gora, convert|1725|m|ft|abbr=on above sea level, which since 1954has been a national parkand Biosphere Reserve.
This area attracts significant numbers of tourists, paritcularly to the
skiingcentre at Zawoja.
Sucha County is bordered by
Żywiec Countyto the west, Wadowice Countyto the north, Myślenice Countyto the east and Nowy Targ Countyto the south-east. It also borders Slovakiato the south-west.
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.
* [http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_655_PLK_HTML.htm Polish official population figures 2006]
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