Myszków County

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Myszków County

Powiat myszkowski
Flag of Myszków County
Coat of arms of Myszków County
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Myszków): 50°35′N 19°19′E / 50.583°N 19.317°E / 50.583; 19.317Coordinates: 50°35′N 19°19′E / 50.583°N 19.317°E / 50.583; 19.317
Country Poland
 • Total478.62 km2 (184.80 sq mi)
 • Total71,619
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesSMY

Myszków County (Polish: powiat myszkowski) 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 Myszków, which lies 44 kilometres (27 mi) north-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Żarki, lying 7 km (4 mi) north-east of Myszków, and Koziegłowy, 11 km (7 mi) west of Myszków.

The county covers an area of 478.62 square kilometres (184.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 71,619, out of which the population of Myszków is 32,830, that of Żarki is 4,419, that of Koziegłowy is 2,505, and the rural population is 31,865.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Myszków County is bordered by Częstochowa County to the north, Zawiercie County to the south-east, Będzin County to the south, and Tarnowskie Góry County and Lubliniec County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Myszków urban 72.7 32,830  
Gmina Koziegłowy urban-rural 159.2 14,420 Koziegłowy
Gmina Poraj rural 58.5 10,467 Poraj
Gmina Żarki urban-rural 100.7 8,138 Żarki
Gmina Niegowa rural 87.6 5,764 Niegowa