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Opatów County

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Opatów County

Powiat opatowski
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Opatów): 50°48′18″N 21°25′29″E / 50.80500°N 21.42472°E / 50.80500; 21.42472Coordinates: 50°48′18″N 21°25′29″E / 50.80500°N 21.42472°E / 50.80500; 21.42472
Country Poland
VoivodeshipŚwiętokrzyskie
SeatOpatów
Gminas
Area
 • Total911.51 km2 (351.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total53,942
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban
11,035
 • Rural
42,907
Car platesTOP
Websitehttp://www.opatow.pl

Opatów County (Polish: powiat opatowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, south-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 largest town is Opatów, which lies 58 kilometres (36 mi) east of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Ożarów, lying 20 km (12 mi) north-east of Opatów.

The county covers an area of 911.51 square kilometres (351.9 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 53,942, out of which the population of Opatów is 6,466, that of Ożarów is 4,569, and the rural population is 42,907.[1]

Neighbouring counties

Opatów County is bordered by Ostrowiec County and Lipsko County to the north, Opole Lubelskie County to the north-east, Kraśnik County and Sandomierz County to the east, Staszów County to the south-west, and Kielce County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Opatów urban-rural 113.4 11,676 Opatów
Gmina Ożarów urban-rural 183.3 10,741 Ożarów
Gmina Iwaniska rural 105.0 6,648 Iwaniska
Gmina Lipnik rural 81.7 5,231 Lipnik
Gmina Tarłów rural 163.8 5,171 Tarłów
Gmina Baćkowice rural 96.3 4,874 Baćkowice
Gmina Wojciechowice rural 86.4 4,036 Wojciechowice
Gmina Sadowie rural 81.7 3,959 Sadowie

References

  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.


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