Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Bieruń): 50°8′N 19°6′E / 50.133°N 19.100°ECoordinates: 50°8′N 19°6′E / 50.133°N 19.100°E|
|• Total||156.68 km2 (60.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||360/km2 (920/sq mi)|
Bieruń-Lędziny County (Polish: powiat bieruńsko-lędziński) 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 Bieruń, which lies 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Lędziny, lying 2 km (1 mi) south-east of Bieruń, and Imielin, 7 km (4 mi) east of Bieruń.
Before 2002 the county had its seat in the city of Tychy (outside the county), and was called Tychy County (powiat tyski).
The county covers an area of 156.68 square kilometres (60.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 55,868, out of which the population of Bieruń is 19,642, that of Lędziny is 16,156, that of Imielin is 7,887, and the rural population is 12,183.
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 Chełm Śląski||rural||23.2||5,560||Chełm Śląski|