Mikołów County

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Mikołów County
Powiat mikołowski
Flag of Mikołów County
Coat of arms of Mikołów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Mikołów): 50°10′N 18°54′E / 50.167°N 18.900°E / 50.167; 18.900Coordinates: 50°10′N 18°54′E / 50.167°N 18.900°E / 50.167; 18.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Mikołów
 • Total 231.53 km2 (89.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 91,022
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 79,128
 • Rural 11,894
Car plates SMI
Website http://www.powiat.mikolow.pl/

Mikołów County (Polish: powiat mikołowski) 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 Mikołów, which lies 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Łaziska Górne, lying 5 km (3 mi) south-west of Mikołów, and Orzesze, 11 km (7 mi) west of Mikołów.

The county covers an area of 231.53 square kilometres (89.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 91,022, out of which the population of Mikołów is 38,392, that of Łaziska Górne is 21,906, that of Orzesze is 18,830, and the rural population is 11,894.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Mikołów County is bordered by the city of Ruda Śląska to the north, Katowice and Tychy to the east, Pszczyna County and Żory to the south, Rybnik County to the west and Gliwice County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Mikołów urban 81.0 38,392  
Łaziska Górne urban 20.2 21,906  
Orzesze urban 82.9 18,830  
Gmina Wyry rural 34.5 6,328 Wyry
Gmina Ornontowice rural 15.1 5,566 Ornontowice