Kielce County

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Kielce County
Powiat kielecki
County
Flag of Kielce County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kielce County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Kielce): 50°53′N 20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617Coordinates: 50°53′N 20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Kielce
Gminas
Area
 • Total 2,247.45 km2 (867.75 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 208 798
 • Urban 13 415
 • Rural 195 383
Car plates TKI
Website http://www.powiat.kielce.pl/

Kielce County (Polish: powiat kielecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, south-central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Kielce, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains five towns: Chęciny, 14 km (9 mi) south-west of Kielce, Chmielnik, 32 km (20 mi) south of Kielce, Daleszyce, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Kielce, Bodzentyn, 25 km (16 mi) east of Kielce, Morawica, 13,7 km (8,5 mi) south of Kielce.

The county covers an area of 2,247.45 square kilometres (867.7 sq mi). As of 2016 its total population is 208 798, out of which the population of Chęciny is 4 421, that of Chmielnik is 3 834, that of Daleszyce is 2 913, that of Bodzentyn is 2 247, and the rural population is 195 383.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Kielce, Kielce County is also bordered by Końskie County to the north, Skarżysko County to the north-east, Starachowice County, Ostrowiec County and Opatów County to the east, Staszów County to the south-east, Busko County and Pińczów County to the south, Jędrzejów County to the south-west, and Włoszczowa County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 19 gminas (four urban-rural and 15 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2016)
Seat
Gmina Piekoszów rural 102.5 16 361 Piekoszów
Gmina Chęciny urban-rural 127.6 15 050 Chęciny
Gmina Daleszyce urban-rural 222.2 15 698 Daleszyce
Gmina Morawica urban-rural 140.5 15 898 Morawica
Gmina Górno rural 83.3 14 056 Górno
Gmina Zagnańsk rural 124.4 12 969 Zagnańsk
Gmina Bodzentyn urban-rural 160.3 11 642 Bodzentyn
Gmina Chmielnik urban-rural 142.9 11 426 Chmielnik
Gmina Miedziana Góra rural 70.8 11 295 Miedziana Góra
Gmina Bieliny rural 88.1 10 197 Bieliny
Gmina Strawczyn rural 86.3 10 525 Strawczyn
Gmina Nowa Słupia rural 85.9 9 594 Nowa Słupia
Gmina Masłów rural 86.3 10 638 Masłów
Gmina Mniów rural 95.3 9 357 Mniów
Gmina Łopuszno rural 176.8 8 979 Łopuszno
Gmina Sitkówka-Nowiny rural 45.8 7 711 Osiedle-Nowiny
Gmina Łagów rural 113.0 6 929 Łagów
Gmina Raków rural 191.1 5 683 Raków
Gmina Pierzchnica rural 104.6 4 790 Pierzchnica

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