Chrzanów District is situated in the northwestern part of the Małopolska Province, at the border of the Kraków-Częstochowa and the Silesian Uplands. From the geographical point of view, the county is very favourably located between the capital cities of two provinces: Kraków and Katowice. The town of Chrzanów, situated approx. 50 km north-west of Kraków and approx. 30 km east .of the Upper Silesian agglomeration, acts as the county's capital. The well developed transport network, including the A4 motorway and the parallel to it railroad, ensures efficient communication. Close to the county's territory, there are also two airports: the first, over 30 km from the town of Chrzanów, in Balice near Kraków, and the second, approximately 65 km from Chrzanów, in Katowice-Pyrzowice.
The District consists of four town-village communes: Alwernia, Chrzanów, Libiąż, Trzebinia and one village commune - Babice. It covers the total area of 371.5 km2 and is inhabited by approximately 129.1 thousand people.
One of the county's main advantages is its natural environment. The most of the region is covered with greenery. Tourists searching for tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, are attracted by its extensive wood areas, which are the remains of the Carpathian Forest, the nature preserves with precious plant speciments and picturesque landscapes, calcium rocks from the Jura period and clean water. Chrzanów County is characterized by a very interesting geological constitution. The soil is replete with minerals and raw materials, such as zinc and lead ore, calcium, dolomite, marl, sand and loam. The county is one of the few places worldwide with araukaryty, mat is fossilised tree trunks from the Permo-Carboniferrous period.