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Myszków County

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Myszków County

Powiat myszkowski
Flag
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Myszków): 50°35′N 19°19′E / 50.583°N 19.317°E / 50.583; 19.317Coordinates: 50°35′N 19°19′E / 50.583°N 19.317°E / 50.583; 19.317
Country Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
SeatMyszków
Gminas
Area
 • Total478.62 km2 (184.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total70,959
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
 • Urban
38,661
 • Rural
32,298
Car platesSMY
Websitehttp://www.powiatmyszkowski.pl/

Myszków County (Polish: powiat myszkowski) 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 Myszków, which lies 44 kilometres (27 mi) north-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Żarki, lying 7 km (4 mi) north-east of Myszków, and Koziegłowy, 11 km (7 mi) west of Myszków.

The county covers an area of 478.62 square kilometres (184.8 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 70,959, out of which the population of Myszków is 31,650, that of Żarki is 4,556, that of Koziegłowy is 2,455, and the rural population is 32,298.

Neighbouring counties

Myszków County is bordered by Częstochowa County to the north, Zawiercie County to the south-east, Będzin County to the south, and Tarnowskie Góry County and Lubliniec County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Myszków urban 72.7 31,650  
Gmina Koziegłowy urban-rural 159.2 14,319 Koziegłowy
Gmina Poraj rural 58.5 10,902 Poraj
Gmina Żarki urban-rural 100.7 8,446 Żarki
Gmina Niegowa rural 87.6 5,642 Niegowa

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.
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