Lubliniec County

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Lubliniec County
Powiat lubliniecki
County
Coat of arms of Lubliniec County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Lubliniec): 50°41′N 18°41′E / 50.683°N 18.683°E / 50.683; 18.683Coordinates: 50°41′N 18°41′E / 50.683°N 18.683°E / 50.683; 18.683
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Lubliniec
Gminas
Area
 • Total 822.13 km2 (317.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 76,628
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Urban 28,639
 • Rural 47,989
Car plates SLU
Website http://www.lubliniec.starostwo.gov.pl/

Lubliniec County (Polish: powiat lubliniecki) 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 Lubliniec, which lies 54 kilometres (34 mi) north-west of the regional capital Katowice. The only other town in the county is Woźniki, lying 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Lubliniec.

The county covers an area of 822.13 square kilometres (317.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 76,628, out of which the population of Lubliniec is 24,229, that of Woźniki is 4,410, and the rural population is 47,989.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Lubliniec County is bordered by Kłobuck County to the north-east, Częstochowa County and Myszków County to the east, Tarnowskie Góry County to the south, Strzelce County to the south-west, and Olesno County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Lubliniec urban 89.8 24,229  
Gmina Koszęcin rural 129.0 11,467 Koszęcin
Gmina Woźniki urban-rural 127.0 9,583 Woźniki
Gmina Ciasna rural 134.2 7,938 Ciasna
Gmina Herby rural 50.5 6,981 Herby
Gmina Kochanowice rural 79.7 6,668 Kochanowice
Gmina Pawonków rural 118.7 6,459 Pawonków
Gmina Boronów rural 56.0 3,303 Boronów

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