Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Świdnik): Coordinates:|
|• Total||468.97 km2 (181.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
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 2006, its total population is 72,290, including a population of 40,037 in Świdnik, 2,626 in Piaski, and a rural population of 29,627.
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.