Kłobuck County

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Kłobuck County
Powiat kłobucki
Flag of Kłobuck County
Coat of arms of Kłobuck County
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Kłobuck): 50°55′N 18°56′E / 50.917°N 18.933°E / 50.917; 18.933Coordinates: 50°55′N 18°56′E / 50.917°N 18.933°E / 50.917; 18.933
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Kłobuck
 • Total 889.15 km2 (343.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 84,730
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban 17,717
 • Rural 67,013
Car plates SKL
Website http://www.powiatklobucki.pl

Kłobuck County (Polish: powiat kłobucki) 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 Kłobuck, which lies 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of the regional capital Katowice. The only other town in the county is Krzepice, lying 16 km (10 mi) west of Kłobuck.

The county covers an area of 889.15 square kilometres (343.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 84,730, out of which the population of Kłobuck is 13,193, that of Krzepice is 4,524, and the rural population is 67,013.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Kłobuck County is bordered by Pajęczno County to the north, the city of Częstochowa and Częstochowa County to the south-east, Lubliniec County to the south-west, Olesno County to the west, and Wieluń County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Kłobuck urban-rural 130.4 20,371 Kłobuck
Gmina Wręczyca Wielka rural 148.1 17,123 Wręczyca Wielka
Gmina Krzepice urban-rural 78.8 9,406 Krzepice
Gmina Miedźno rural 113.2 7,573 Miedźno
Gmina Opatów rural 73.5 6,733 Opatów
Gmina Lipie rural 99.1 6,516 Lipie
Gmina Popów rural 102.2 6,033 Popów
Gmina Przystajń rural 88.9 5,978 Przystajń
Gmina Panki rural 55.0 4,997 Panki