Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Szydłowiec): Coordinates:|
|• Total||452.22 km2 (174.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
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.
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.
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.