Bieruń-Lędziny County

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Bieruń-Lędziny County
Powiat bieruńsko-lędziński
County
Coat of arms of Bieruń-Lędziny County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Bieruń): 50°8′N 19°6′E / 50.133°N 19.100°E / 50.133; 19.100Coordinates: 50°8′N 19°6′E / 50.133°N 19.100°E / 50.133; 19.100
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Bieruń
Gminas
Area
 • Total 156.68 km2 (60.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 55,868
 • Density 360/km2 (920/sq mi)
 • Urban 43,685
 • Rural 12,183
Car plates SBL
Website http://www.powiatbl.pl

Bieruń-Lędziny County (Polish: powiat bieruńsko-lędziński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Bieruń, which lies 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Lędziny, lying 2 km (1 mi) south-east of Bieruń, and Imielin, 7 km (4 mi) east of Bieruń.

Before 2002 the county had its seat in the city of Tychy (outside the county), and was called Tychy County (powiat tyski).

The county covers an area of 156.68 square kilometres (60.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 55,868, out of which the population of Bieruń is 19,642, that of Lędziny is 16,156, that of Imielin is 7,887, and the rural population is 12,183.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Bieruń-Lędziny County is bordered by the cities of Mysłowice and Jaworzno to the north, Oświęcim County to the east, Pszczyna County to the south, and the cities of Tychy and Katowice to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into five gminas (three urban and two rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Bieruń urban 40.3 19,642  
Lędziny urban 32.0 16,156  
Imielin urban 28.0 7,887  
Gmina Bojszowy rural 34.1 6,623 Bojszowy
Gmina Chełm Śląski rural 23.2 5,560 Chełm Śląski

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