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Mikołów County

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Mikołów County

Powiat mikołowski
Flag
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location in Poland
Coordinates (Mikołów): 50°10′N 18°54′E / 50.167°N 18.900°E / 50.167; 18.900Coordinates: 50°10′N 18°54′E / 50.167°N 18.900°E / 50.167; 18.900
Country Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
SeatMikołów
Gminas
Area
 • Total231.53 km2 (89.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total98,689
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
84,239
 • Rural
14,450
Car platesSMI
Websitehttp://www.powiat.mikolow.pl/

Mikołów County (Polish: powiat mikołowski) 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 Mikołów, which lies 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Łaziska Górne, lying 5 km (3 mi) south-west of Mikołów, and Orzesze, 11 km (7 mi) west of Mikołów.

The county covers an area of 231.53 square kilometres (89.4 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 98,689, out of which the population of Mikołów is 40,898, that of Łaziska Górne is 22,298, that of Orzesze is 21,043, and the rural population is 14,450.

Neighbouring counties

Mikołów County is bordered by the city of Ruda Śląska to the north, Katowice and Tychy to the east, Pszczyna County and Żory to the south, Rybnik County to the west and Gliwice County to the north-west.

Administrative division

Map of Mikołów County
Map of Mikołów County

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Mikołów urban 81.0 40,898  
Łaziska Górne urban 20.2 22,298  
Orzesze urban 82.9 21,043  
Gmina Wyry rural 34.5 8,316 Wyry
Gmina Ornontowice rural 15.1 6,134 Ornontowice

References

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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