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The County of Oświęcim

was placed on the border between Silesia and Małopolska [Lesser Poland] on the 1st January 1999. Thanks to this, it was given a chance to become the bridge between the two regions. In the area of the district there is chemical industry in Oświęcim, metal industry in Kęty, light industry in Chełmek and mining industry in Brzeszcze. In smaller communities agriculture has developed. The unquestionable asset of the district of Oświęcim is the fact, that it belongs to the most industrialized and urbanized ones in Małopolska.


The County of Oświęcim is located in the west corner of the Voivodeship [Province] of Małopolska, bordering with the poviats of:

  • Chrzanów
  • Bielsko
  • Bieruń-Lędziny
  • Wadowice
  • Pszczyna
  • Jaworzno

Its location between three large cities: Kraków, Katowice and Bielsko-Biała place a significant role in the development of the land of Oświęcim.


406 km2 – which places the poviat on the 18th position in the voivodeship of Małopolska (the list of 22 districts)

Authorities Of Oświęcim County

Office of the Oświęcim County Authorities is a budget unit of the County with the help of which the Board of the County of Oświęcim implements the tasks of the County. The Staroste of Oświęcim is the head of the Office of the Poviat Authorities in Oświęcim and the supervisor of the employees of the Office of the Poviat Authorities. He is responsible for organizing the work of the Office with the help of the members of the Board, the Secretary and the Treasurer.

Working hours of the Office of the Poviat Authorities in Oświęcim:

Monday – Thursday (except Tuesday) from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm
Tuesday: from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm
Friday: form 7.30 am to 2.00 pm