Szydłowiec County

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Szydłowiec County

Powiat szydłowiecki
Flag of Szydłowiec County
Coat of arms of Szydłowiec County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Szydłowiec): 51°14′N 20°51′E / 51.233°N 20.850°E / 51.233; 20.850Coordinates: 51°14′N 20°51′E / 51.233°N 20.850°E / 51.233; 20.850
Country Poland
 • Total452.22 km2 (174.60 sq mi)
 • Total40,083
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesWSZ

Szydłowiec County (Polish: powiat szydłowiecki) 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 only town is Szydłowiec, which lies 110 kilometres (68 mi) south of Warsaw.

The county covers an area of 452.22 square kilometres (174.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 40,083, out of which the population of Szydłowiec is 12,030 and the rural population is 28,053.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Szydłowiec County is bordered by Radom County to the north-east, Starachowice County to the south-east, Skarżysko County to the south, Końskie County to the west and Przysucha County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Szydłowiec urban-rural 138.2 19,290 Szydłowiec
Gmina Chlewiska rural 124.2 6,196 Chlewiska
Gmina Orońsko rural 81.9 5,706 Orońsko
Gmina Jastrząb rural 54.8 5,089 Jastrząb
Gmina Mirów rural 53.1 3,802 Mirów