Pajęczno County

Coordinates: 51°9′N 19°0′E / 51.150°N 19.000°E / 51.150; 19.000
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Pajęczno County
Powiat pajęczański
Flag of Pajęczno County
Coat of arms of Pajęczno County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Pajęczno): 51°9′N 19°0′E / 51.150°N 19.000°E / 51.150; 19.000
Country Poland
 • Total804.14 km2 (310.48 sq mi)
 • Total53,395
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesEPJ

Pajęczno County (Polish: powiat pajęczański) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Łódź 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 Pajęczno, which lies 78 kilometres (48 mi) south-west of the regional capital Łódź. The only other town in the county is Działoszyn, lying 10 km (6 mi) west of Pajęczno.

The county covers an area of 804.14 square kilometres (310.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 53,395, out of which the population of Pajęczno is 6,674, that of Działoszyn is 6,276, and the rural population is 40,445.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Pajęczno County is bordered by Bełchatów County to the north-east, Radomsko County to the east, Częstochowa County and Kłobuck County to the south, and Wieluń 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 Działoszyn urban-rural 120.6 12,908 Działoszyn
Gmina Pajęczno urban-rural 113.4 11,655 Pajęczno
Gmina Nowa Brzeźnica rural 136.0 5,031 Nowa Brzeźnica
Gmina Siemkowice rural 97.4 5,016 Siemkowice
Gmina Strzelce Wielkie rural 77.7 4,883 Strzelce Wielkie
Gmina Rząśnia rural 86.4 4,802 Rząśnia
Gmina Sulmierzyce rural 82.7 4,757 Sulmierzyce
Gmina Kiełczygłów rural 90.0 4,343 Kiełczygłów