Końskie County

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Końskie County
Powiat konecki
Flag of Końskie County
Coat of arms of Końskie County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Końskie): 51°12′N 20°25′E / 51.200°N 20.417°E / 51.200; 20.417Coordinates: 51°12′N 20°25′E / 51.200°N 20.417°E / 51.200; 20.417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Końskie
 • Total 1,139.90 km2 (440.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 84,239
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban 26,653
 • Rural 57,586
Car plates TKN
Website http://www.powiat.konskie.pl/

Końskie County (Polish: powiat konecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, 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 and largest town is Końskie, which lies 38 kilometres (24 mi) north of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Stąporków, lying 11 km (7 mi) south-east of Końskie.

The county covers an area of 1,139.90 square kilometres (440.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 84,239, out of which the population of Końskie is 20,667, that of Stąporków is 5,986, and the rural population is 57,586.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Końskie County is bordered by Opoczno County to the north, Przysucha County to the north-east, Szydłowiec County and Skarżysko County to the east, Kielce County to the south, Włoszczowa County to the south-west, and Radomsko County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Końskie urban-rural 249.9 36,373 Końskie
Gmina Stąporków urban-rural 231.4 18,313 Stąporków
Gmina Radoszyce rural 146.7 9,113 Radoszyce
Gmina Gowarczów rural 102.0 4,992 Gowarczów
Gmina Fałków rural 132.1 4,803 Fałków
Gmina Smyków rural 62.1 3,700 Smyków
Gmina Słupia rural 105.7 3,581 Słupia
Gmina Ruda Maleniecka rural 110.0 3,364 Ruda Maleniecka