Częstochowa County

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Częstochowa County
Powiat częstochowski
County
Flag of Częstochowa County
Flag
Coat of arms of Częstochowa County
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Częstochowa): 50°48′N 19°7′E / 50.800°N 19.117°E / 50.800; 19.117Coordinates: 50°48′N 19°7′E / 50.800°N 19.117°E / 50.800; 19.117
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Częstochowa
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,519.49 km2 (586.68 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 133,553
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Urban 16,166
 • Rural 117,387
Car plates SCZ
Website http://www.czestochowa.powiat.pl

Częstochowa County (Polish: powiat częstochowski) 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 is the city of Częstochowa, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Częstochowa County are Blachownia, which lies 11 km (7 mi) west of Częstochowa, and Koniecpol, 40 km (25 mi) east of Częstochowa.

The county covers an area of 1,519.49 square kilometres (586.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 133,553, out of which the population of Blachownia is 9,863, that of Koniecpol is 6,303, and the rural population is 117,387.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Częstochowa, Częstochowa County is also bordered by Pajęczno County to the north, Radomsko County to the north-east, Włoszczowa County to the east, Zawiercie County and Myszków County to the south, Lubliniec County to the west, and Kłobuck County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 16 gminas (two urban-rural and 14 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Mykanów rural 140.6 13,822 Mykanów
Gmina Kłomnice rural 147.9 13,821 Kłomnice
Gmina Blachownia urban-rural 67.2 13,329 Blachownia
Gmina Poczesna rural 60.1 12,490 Poczesna
Gmina Konopiska rural 78.1 10,405 Konopiska
Gmina Koniecpol urban-rural 146.8 10,300 Koniecpol
Gmina Mstów rural 119.8 10,189 Mstów
Gmina Rędziny rural 41.4 9,687 Rędziny
Gmina Olsztyn rural 108.8 6,780 Olsztyn
Gmina Janów rural 147.0 6,019 Janów
Gmina Kamienica Polska rural 46.7 5,634 Kamienica Polska
Gmina Lelów rural 120.8 5,205 Lelów
Gmina Kruszyna rural 93.4 4,899 Kruszyna
Gmina Dąbrowa Zielona rural 100.3 4,125 Dąbrowa Zielona
Gmina Przyrów rural 80.4 4,122 Przyrów
Gmina Starcza rural 20.1 2,726 Starcza

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