Opatów County

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Opatów County
Powiat opatowski
Coat of arms of Opatów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Opatów): 50°48′18″N 21°25′29″E / 50.80500°N 21.42472°E / 50.80500; 21.42472Coordinates: 50°48′18″N 21°25′29″E / 50.80500°N 21.42472°E / 50.80500; 21.42472
Country Poland
 • Total911.51 km2 (351.94 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total56,645
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban11,662
 • Rural44,983
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Opatów County (Polish: powiat opatowski) 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 and largest town is Opatów, which lies 58 kilometres (36 mi) east of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Ożarów, lying 20 km (12 mi) north-east of Opatów.

The county covers an area of 911.51 square kilometres (351.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 56,645, out of which the population of Opatów is 6,846, that of Ożarów is 4,816, and the rural population is 44,983.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Opatów County is bordered by Ostrowiec County and Lipsko County to the north, Opole Lubelskie County to the north-east, Kraśnik County and Sandomierz County to the east, Staszów County to the south-west, and Kielce 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 Opatów urban-rural 113.4 12,635 Opatów
Gmina Ożarów urban-rural 183.3 11,452 Ożarów
Gmina Iwaniska rural 105.0 7,107 Iwaniska
Gmina Tarłów rural 163.8 5,753 Tarłów
Gmina Lipnik rural 81.7 5,751 Lipnik
Gmina Baćkowice rural 96.3 5,177 Baćkowice
Gmina Wojciechowice rural 86.4 4,481 Wojciechowice
Gmina Sadowie rural 81.7 4,289 Sadowie