Location within Silesian Voivodeship
|Coordinates (Zawiercie): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,003.27 km2 (387.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
Zawiercie County (Polish: powiat zawierciański) 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 largest town is Zawiercie, which lies 41 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county contains five other towns: Poręba, 6 km (4 mi) west of Zawiercie, Łazy, 8 km (5 mi) south of Zawiercie, Ogrodzieniec, 9 km (6 mi) south-east of Zawiercie, Szczekociny, 33 km (21 mi) north-east of Zawiercie, and Pilica, 18 km (11 mi) east of Zawiercie.
The county covers an area of 1,003.27 square kilometres (387.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 124,127, out of which the population of Zawiercie is 52,926, that of Poręba is 8,784, that of Łazy is 7,139, that of Ogrodzieniec is 4,465, that of Szczekociny is 3,912, that of Pilica is 1,971, and the rural population is 44,930.
Zawiercie County is bordered by Częstochowa County to the north, Włoszczowa County to the north-east, Jędrzejów County and Miechów County to the east, Olkusz County and the city of Dąbrowa Górnicza to the south, Będzin County to the south-west, and Myszków County to the west.
The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (two urban, four urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.