Information about the District

General Information

City park in Dabrowa Tarnowska.Dabrowski District is one of the smallest counties in Malopolska province - an area of ​​530 square kilometers. Its population is 58.6 thousand people. Its range includes seven municipalities: Dabrowa Tarnowska, Boleslaw, Greboszow, Medrzechow, Olesno, Radgoszcz, Szczucin and two cities - Dabrowa Tarnowska and Szczucin.
The proportion of rural residents is one of the highest in the region and amounts to 80.7%.
The population density is 111 persons per square kilometer, and it is almost twice lower than the provincial average. City of Dabrowa Tarnowska is the capital of the district.




Vistula River.Dabrowski District is located in the north-eastern part of the Malopolska Region, within two physiographic units: Plateau Tarnowski and Sandomierz Basin, called in this passage Nadwislanska Plains. From the east it borders the district of Mielec and in the south Tarnowski District. Natural boundaries are: in the west - the most beautiful Polish mountain river - Dunajec and Vistula river in the south. Part of the county has a slightly varied terrain, with a slightly undulating, hillyplateaus. The rest of the area, much more extensive, are Vistula plains.
We call this land Powisle Dabrowskie. Almost completely flat terrain is crossed by numerous small watercourses taking start in a slightly more elevated, southern part of Powisle Dabrowskie and then flowing into the Vistula river.

The largest of these watercourses is Bren – Zabnica , flowing from the west, in a parallel to the Vistula River, eastward throughout almost the width of the northern part of the district taking a small, but very numerous inflows. Powisle Dabrowskie along with the entire Tarnobrzeg Plain form western part of the Sandomierz Basin. In terms of climate Powisle Dabrowskie belongs to the sixteenth district, so called Tarnow district, classified as the warmest region of Malopolska. The annual rainfall exceeds 700 mm, of which 2 / 3 falls in the warmer half-year period. Natural resources found in the county include the deposits of gravel and sand. Powisle Dabrowskie is poorly wooded: forests cover only 11% of the county, and north - western part is almost entirely devoid of them.


Jewish cemetery in Dabrowa Tarnowska.Dabrowski District is a typical agricultural region where the agriculture and food industry dominate. Unpolluted by industry, area is interesting for the development of recreation, sports, horseback riding, biking and hiking. The main qualities of the area are woods full of groves, animals, birds and berries.
Many forests, rivers and streams, colorful fields charm by picturesque landscapes and surprising and interesting monuments of architecture and nature. In Dabrowski District there are many natural monuments enlisted in monuments registry. Among them oaks predominate, but there are also lime, ashes lofty oaks, poplars and pines.

District has a well developed technical and social infrastructure. Dabrowski District is intersected by National road No. 73 Kielce - Dabrowa Tarnowska - Tarnow - Krynica. This is the main communication route in the region.
Planned bypass of Dabrowa Tarnowska will be facilitation of road transport as well as already implemented construction of A4 motorway with the junction at Kryz near Tarnow. (At a distance of about 14 km from Dabrowa Tarnowska).


Museum of Highways in Szczucin – bird’s eye view.Railway line Tarnow-Szczucin runs throughout the county area, but since 2000 all the connections on this route has been suspended. Municipalities of Dabrowski and Tarnowski districts still seek opportunities to restore rail traffic on this route.

Raiders of experiences, different secrets, beautiful sights or places with centuries of history will find many interesting monuments and trails. Dabrowski District is very attractive region to tourists. There are perfect conditions for horseback riding, hiking and cycling.

Within the District there are also traditions of the trade – markets; fairs; the production of good quality, healthy food; growing strawberries.

Here you can find a lot of valuable monuments of cultural heritage. These include, among others, one of the most interesting technical museums in Poland - Museum of Highways in Szczucin acting as the History Department of Highways of GeneralDirectorateof National Roads andMotorways. This museum stores the old machinery and equipment used for building roads and bridges, historical documents and a beautiful panorama showing the road works.

Zalipie - painted village -  interior design.Undoubtedly the biggest attraction, next to the architectural monuments and museums, is the village Zalipie in Olesno municipality, also called. "Painted village". There is no other such village in Poland, with such a fantastic and yet fancifully painted cottages. Each pen is decorated with thousands of themes of flowers, colorful folk ornaments. There are many known historical figures related to the past of Dabrowski District: Henry Sucharski, James Boyko,
Zauski Joseph and Mary Kozaczkowa. In Dabrowski District there are many places of national remembrance of the period the World War I and World War II (cemeteries, monuments).


Dabrowski District is open, friendly and hospitable to all who visit it.

We invite you to explore Dabrowski District!

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