Ostrowiec County

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Ostrowiec County
Powiat ostrowiecki
Flag of Ostrowiec County
Coat of arms of Ostrowiec County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski): 50°56′N 21°24′E / 50.933°N 21.400°E / 50.933; 21.400Coordinates: 50°56′N 21°24′E / 50.933°N 21.400°E / 50.933; 21.400
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
 • Total 616.33 km2 (237.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 116,179
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Urban 80,236
 • Rural 35,943
Car plates TOS
Website http://www.ostrowiec.starostwo.gov.pl/

Ostrowiec County (Polish: powiat ostrowiecki) 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 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) east of the regional capital Kielce. The county also contains the towns of Ćmielów, lying 10 km (6 mi) south-east of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, and Kunów, 9 km (6 mi) west of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski.

The county covers an area of 616.33 square kilometres (238.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 116,179, out of which the population of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski is 73,937, that of Ćmielów is 3,172, that of Kunów is 3,127, and the rural population is 35,943.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Ostrowiec County is bordered by Lipsko County to the north, Opatów County to the south, and Kielce County and Starachowice County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski urban 46.4 73,937  
Gmina Bodzechów rural 122.3 13,388 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski *
Gmina Kunów urban-rural 113.7 9,960 Kunów
Gmina Ćmielów urban-rural 117.7 7,839 Ćmielów
Gmina Waśniów rural 111.3 7,056 Waśniów
Gmina Bałtów rural 104.9 3,999 Bałtów
* seat not part of the gmina