Zawiercie County

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Zawiercie County
Powiat zawierciański
County
Flag of Zawiercie County
Flag
Coat of arms of Zawiercie County
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Zawiercie): 50°30′N 19°25′E / 50.500°N 19.417°E / 50.500; 19.417Coordinates: 50°30′N 19°25′E / 50.500°N 19.417°E / 50.500; 19.417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Zawiercie
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,003.27 km2 (387.36 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 124,127
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Urban 79,197
 • Rural 44,930
Car plates SZA
Website http://www.zawiercie.powiat.pl/

Zawiercie County (Polish: powiat zawierciański) 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 Zawiercie, which lies 41 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county contains five other towns: Poręba, 6 km (4 mi) west of Zawiercie, Łazy, 8 km (5 mi) south of Zawiercie, Ogrodzieniec, 9 km (6 mi) south-east of Zawiercie, Szczekociny, 33 km (21 mi) north-east of Zawiercie, and Pilica, 18 km (11 mi) east of Zawiercie.

The county covers an area of 1,003.27 square kilometres (387.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 124,127, out of which the population of Zawiercie is 52,926, that of Poręba is 8,784, that of Łazy is 7,139, that of Ogrodzieniec is 4,465, that of Szczekociny is 3,912, that of Pilica is 1,971, and the rural population is 44,930.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Zawiercie County is bordered by Częstochowa County to the north, Włoszczowa County to the north-east, Jędrzejów County and Miechów County to the east, Olkusz County and the city of Dąbrowa Górnicza to the south, Będzin County to the south-west, and Myszków County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (two urban, four urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Zawiercie urban 85.2 52,926  
Gmina Łazy urban-rural 132.6 15,990 Łazy
Gmina Ogrodzieniec urban-rural 85.7 9,519 Ogrodzieniec
Gmina Pilica urban-rural 138.9 9,117 Pilica
Poręba urban 40.0 8,784  
Gmina Szczekociny urban-rural 136.1 8,350 Szczekociny
Gmina Kroczyce rural 110.2 6,250 Kroczyce
Gmina Włodowice rural 76.3 5,311 Włodowice
Gmina Żarnowiec rural 124.8 4,960 Żarnowiec
Gmina Irządze rural 73.6 2,920 Irządze

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