Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Końskie): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,139.90 km2 (440.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||74/km2 (190/sq mi)|
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.
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.
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 Ruda Maleniecka||rural||110.0||3,364||Ruda Maleniecka|