Busko County



Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Busko-Zdrój): 50°28′N 20°43′E / 50.467°N 20.717°E / 50.467; 20.717Coordinates: 50°28′N 20°43′E / 50.467°N 20.717°E / 50.467; 20.717
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Busko-Zdrój
  Total 967.39 km2 (373.51 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 73,940
  Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
  Urban 17,297
  Rural 56,643
Car plates TBU
Website http://www.powiat.busko.pl/

Busko (Polish: powiat buski) 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 only town is Busko-Zdrój, which lies 47 kilometres (29 mi) south of the regional capital Kielce.

The county covers an area of 967.39 square kilometres (373.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 73,940, out of which the population of Busko-Zdrój is 17,297 and the rural population is 56,643.[1]

Neighbouring counties

Busko County is bordered by Kielce County to the north, Staszów County to the east, Dąbrowa County to the south, Kazimierza County to the south-west and Pińczów County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Busko-Zdrój urban-rural 235.9 32,512 Busko-Zdrój
Gmina Pacanów rural 123.9 7,897 Pacanów
Gmina Stopnica rural 125.4 7,838 Stopnica
Gmina Nowy Korczyn rural 117.3 6,381 Nowy Korczyn
Gmina Wiślica rural 100.6 5,690 Wiślica
Gmina Solec-Zdrój rural 84.9 4,987 Solec-Zdrój
Gmina Gnojno rural 95.7 4,735 Gnojno
Gmina Tuczępy rural 83.7 3,900 Tuczępy


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