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Pszczyna County

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Pszczyna County

Powiat pszczyński
Flag
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Pszczyna): 49°59′N 18°57′E / 49.983°N 18.950°E / 49.983; 18.950Coordinates: 49°59′N 18°57′E / 49.983°N 18.950°E / 49.983; 18.950
Country Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
SeatPszczyna
Gminas
Area
 • Total473.46 km2 (182.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total111,324
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
 • Urban
25,823
 • Rural
85,501
Car platesSPS
Websitehttp://www.powiat.pszczyna.pl

Pszczyna County (Polish: powiat pszczyński) 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 only town is Pszczyna, which lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.

The county covers an area of 473.46 square kilometres (182.8 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 111,324, out of which the population of Pszczyna is 25,823 and the rural population is 85,501.

Neighbouring counties

Pszczyna County is bordered by Mikołów County, the city of Tychy and Bieruń-Lędziny County to the north, Oświęcim County to the east, Bielsko County to the south, Cieszyn County to the south-west, and the cities of Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Żory to the west.

Administrative division

Map of Pszczyna County.
Map of Pszczyna County.

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Pszczyna urban-rural 174.0 52,627 Pszczyna
Gmina Pawłowice rural 75.8 18,171 Pawłowice
Gmina Miedźna rural 49.9 16,544 Miedźna
Gmina Suszec rural 75.6 12,331 Suszec
Gmina Goczałkowice-Zdrój rural 48.6 6,761 Goczałkowice-Zdrój
Gmina Kobiór rural 49.5 4,890 Kobiór

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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