Piaseczno County

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Piaseczno County
Powiat piaseczyński
Flag of Piaseczno County
Coat of arms of Piaseczno County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Piaseczno): 52°4′0″N 21°1′0″E / 52.06667°N 21.01667°E / 52.06667; 21.01667Coordinates: 52°4′0″N 21°1′0″E / 52.06667°N 21.01667°E / 52.06667; 21.01667
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
Seat Piaseczno
 • Total 621.04 km2 (239.78 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 145,276
 • Density 230/km2 (610/sq mi)
 • Urban 69,103
 • Rural 76,173
Car plates WPI
Website http://www.piaseczno.pl

Piaseczno County (Polish: powiat piaseczyński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Masovian Voivodeship, east-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 Piaseczno, which lies 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Warsaw. The county contains three other towns: Konstancin-Jeziorna, 8 km (5 mi) east of Piaseczno, Góra Kalwaria, 18 km (11 mi) south-east of Piaseczno, and Tarczyn, 16 km (10 mi) south-west of Piaseczno.

The county covers an area of 621.04 square kilometres (239.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 145,276, out of which the population of Piaseczno is 37,508, that of Konstancin-Jeziorna is 16,579, that of Góra Kalwaria is 11,130, that of Tarczyn is 3,886, and the rural population is 76,173.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Piaseczno County is bordered by the city of Warsaw to the north, Otwock County to the east, Grójec County to the south, Grodzisk Mazowiecki County to the west and Pruszków County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Piaseczno urban-rural 128.2 62,823 Piaseczno
Gmina Góra Kalwaria urban-rural 145.1 24,035 Góra Kalwaria
Gmina Konstancin-Jeziorna urban-rural 78.3 23,229 Konstancin-Jeziorna
Gmina Lesznowola rural 69.2 16,113 Lesznowola
Gmina Tarczyn urban-rural 114.2 10,522 Tarczyn
Gmina Prażmów rural 86.1 8,554 Prażmów