Świdnik County

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Świdnik County
Powiat świdnicki
Flag of Świdnik County
Coat of arms of Świdnik County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Świdnik): 51°13′N 22°42′E / 51.217°N 22.700°E / 51.217; 22.700Coordinates: 51°13′N 22°42′E / 51.217°N 22.700°E / 51.217; 22.700
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Świdnik
 • Total 468.97 km2 (181.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 72,642
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Urban 42,669
 • Rural 29,973
Car plates LSW
Website http://www.powiatswidnik.pl/

Świdnik County (Polish: powiat świdnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest city is Świdnik, which lies 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of the regional capital Lublin. The only other town in the county is Piaski, lying 14 km (9 mi) south-east of Świdnik.

The county covers an area of 468.97 square kilometres (181.1 sq mi). As of 2015, its total population is 72,642, including a population of 40,040 in Świdnik, 2,629 in Piaski, and a rural population of 29,973.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Świdnik County is bordered by Łęczna County to the north-east, Chełm County to the east, Krasnystaw County to the south-east, and Lublin County and the city of Lublin to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Świdnik urban 20.4 40,040  
Gmina Piaski urban-rural 169.7 10,563 Piaski
Gmina Trawniki rural 84.2 9,055 Trawniki
Gmina Mełgiew rural 95.6 9,448 Mełgiew
Gmina Rybczewice rural 99.1 3,536 Rybczewice