Pszczyna County

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Pszczyna County

Powiat pszczyński
Flag of Pszczyna County
Coat of arms of Pszczyna County
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Pszczyna): 49°59′N 18°57′E / 49.983°N 18.950°E / 49.983; 18.950Coordinates: 49°59′N 18°57′E / 49.983°N 18.950°E / 49.983; 18.950
Country Poland
 • Total473.46 km2 (182.80 sq mi)
 • Total104,638
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesSPS

Pszczyna County (Polish: powiat pszczyński) 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 only town is Pszczyna, which lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.

The county covers an area of 473.46 square kilometres (182.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 104,638, out of which the population of Pszczyna is 25,621 and the rural population is 79,017.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Pszczyna County is bordered by Mikołów County, the city of Tychy and Bieruń-Lędziny County to the north, Oświęcim County to the east, Bielsko County to the south, Cieszyn County to the south-west, and the cities of Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Żory to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

Map of Pszczyna County.

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Pszczyna urban-rural 174.0 49,887 Pszczyna
Gmina Pawłowice rural 75.8 17,667 Pawłowice
Gmina Miedźna rural 49.9 15,461 Miedźna
Gmina Suszec rural 75.6 10,761 Suszec
Gmina Goczałkowice-Zdrój rural 48.6 6,263 Goczałkowice-Zdrój
Gmina Kobiór rural 49.5 4,599 Kobiór