Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship

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Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
Województwo świętokrzyskie
Flag of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
Coat of arms of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Coordinates (Kielce): 50°53′N 20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617
Country Poland
CapitalKielce
Counties
Government
 • VoivodeZbigniew Koniusz (PiS)
 • MarshalAndrzej Bętkowski (PiS)
Area
 • Total11,672 km2 (4,507 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,237,369
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban
562,221
 • Rural
675,148
ISO 3166 codePL-26
Vehicle registrationT
HDI (2017)0.837[1]
very high · 14th
Websitehttps://www.kielce.uw.gov.pl/
  • further divided into 102 gminas

Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship,[2] Świętokrzyskie Province,[3] literally in English Holy Cross Voivodeship (Polish: województwo świętokrzyskie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ ɕfjɛntɔˈkʂɨskʲɛ]) is one of the 16 voivodeships (provinces) into which Poland is divided. It is situated in southeastern Poland, in the historical region of Lesser Poland, and takes its name from the Świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross) mountain range. Its capital and largest city is Kielce.

Świętokrzyskie Province is bounded by six other voivodeships: Masovian to the north, Lublin to the east, Subcarpathian to the southeast, Lesser Poland to the south, Silesian to the southwest and Łódź to the northwest.

The province was created on 1 January 1999, out of the former Kielce Voivodeship, eastern part of Częstochowa Voivodeship and western part of Tarnobrzeg Voivodeship, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. It covers an area of 11,672 square kilometres (4,507 sq mi), making it the second smallest of the voivodeships (after Opole). As at 2019, the total population of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship is 1,237,369.

Cities and towns[edit]

Kielce is the capital of the voivodeship
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski is the second most populous city
Sandomierz is one of the main tourist destinations in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship

The voivodeship contains 43 cities and towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (according to official figures for 2019[4]):

  1. Kielce (195,266)
  2. Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (68,641)
  3. Starachowice (48,646)
  4. Skarżysko-Kamienna (45,068)
  5. Sandomierz (23,494)
  6. Końskie (19,176)
  7. Busko-Zdrój (15,832)
  8. Jędrzejów (15,076)
  9. Staszów (14,762)
  10. Pińczów (10,774)
  11. Włoszczowa (9,985)
  12. Suchedniów (8,347)
  13. Połaniec (8,098)
  14. Opatów (6,466)
  15. Sędziszów (6,451)
  16. Stąporków (5,639)
  17. Kazimierza Wielka (5,550)
  18. Ożarów (4,569)
  19. Chęciny (4,444)
  20. Małogoszcz (3,748)
  21. Chmielnik (3,681)
  22. Radoszyce (3,135)
  23. Ćmielów (3,012)
  24. Kunów (2,967)
  25. Daleszyce (2,896)
  26. Wąchock (2,766)
  27. Koprzywnica (2,470)
  28. Bodzentyn (2,233)
  29. Osiek (2,007)
  30. Oleśnica (1,849)
  31. Zawichost (1,771)
  32. Morawica (1,711)
  33. Łagów (1,580)
  34. Stopnica (1,420)
  35. Nowa Słupia (1,360)
  36. Skalbmierz (1,285)
  37. Pierzchnica (1,144)
  38. Pacanów (1,108)
  39. Szydłów (1,097)
  40. Nowy Korczyn (942)
  41. Działoszyce (907)
  42. Wiślica (516)
  43. Opatowiec (332)

Administrative division[edit]

Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship is divided into 14 counties (powiats): 1 city county and 13 land counties. These are further divided into 102 gminas.

The counties are listed in the following table (ordering within categories is by decreasing population).

English and
Polish names
Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat Other towns Total
gminas
City counties
Kielce 110 195,266 1
Land counties
Kielce County
powiat kielecki
2,247 210,940 Kielce * Chęciny, Chmielnik, Daleszyce, Bodzentyn 19
Ostrowiec County
powiat ostrowiecki
616 109,512 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski Ćmielów, Kunów 6
Starachowice County
powiat starachowicki
523 89,925 Starachowice Wąchock 5
Jędrzejów County
powiat jędrzejowski
1,257 85,757 Jędrzejów Sędziszów, Małogoszcz 9
Końskie County
powiat konecki
1,140 80,154 Końskie Stąporków, Radoszyce 8
Sandomierz County
powiat sandomierski
676 77,352 Sandomierz Koprzywnica, Zawichost 9
Skarżysko County
powiat skarżyski
395 74,343 Skarżysko-Kamienna Suchedniów 5
Staszów County
powiat staszowski
925 72,000 Staszów Połaniec, Osiek, Szydłów, Oleśnica 8
Busko County
powiat buski
967 71,807 Busko-Zdrój Pacanów, Nowy Korczyn 8
Opatów County
powiat opatowski
912 52,336 Opatów Ożarów 8
Włoszczowa County
powiat włoszczowski
906 45,137 Włoszczowa 6
Pińczów County
powiat pińczowski
611 39,100 Pińczów Działoszyce 5
Kazimierza County
powiat kazimierski
422 35,770 Kazimierza Wielka Skalbmierz 5
* seat not part of the county

Economy[edit]

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 11.6 billion € in 2018, accounting for 2.3% of the Polish economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 15,400 € or 51% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 58% of the EU average. Świętokrzyskie Voivodship is the province with the fifth lowest GDP per capita in Poland.[5]

Protected areas[edit]

Protected areas in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship include one National Park and nine Landscape Parks. These are listed below.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Contact". The Marshal Office of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.
  3. ^ Tłumaczenie polskich nazw geograficznych na język angielski [Translation of Polish Geographical Names into English], Arkadiusz Belczyk, 2002-2006.
  4. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°45′56″N 20°46′25″E / 50.76556°N 20.77361°E / 50.76556; 20.77361