A local self-government community (all inhabitants) and the relevant territory, i.e. a unit of basic territorial division, covering the area from several to more than a dozen gminas or the entire area of a city with powiat status (i.e. urban gmina, which was given powiat rights).
The current number of territorial division units: http://www.stat.gov.pl/bip/36_PLK_HTML.htm
Act of 24 July 1998 on the Introduction of the Basic Three-Tier Territorial Division of the State
Place of publication: Dz. U. poz. 603, z późn. zm.
Act of 5 June 1998 on Powiat Local Government
Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2020 r. poz. 920)