Kalisz County

"Kaliski" redirects here. For other uses, see Kaliski (disambiguation).
Kalisz County
Powiat kaliski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Kalisz): 51°45′27″N 18°4′48″E / 51.75750°N 18.08000°E / 51.75750; 18.08000Coordinates: 51°45′27″N 18°4′48″E / 51.75750°N 18.08000°E / 51.75750; 18.08000
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Kalisz
  Total 1,160.02 km2 (447.89 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 80,369
  Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
  Urban 1,554
  Rural 78,815
Car plates PKA
Website http://www.powiat.kalisz.pl

Kalisz County (Polish: powiat kaliski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-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 is the city of Kalisz, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only town in Kalisz County is Stawiszyn, which lies 18 km (11 mi) north of Kalisz.

The county covers an area of 1,160.02 square kilometres (447.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 80,369, out of which the population of Stawiszyn is 1,554 and the rural population is 78,815.

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Kalisz, Kalisz County is also bordered by Konin County to the north, Turek County to the north-east, Sieradz County to the east, Ostrzeszów County to the south, Ostrów Wielkopolski County to the west and Pleszew County to the north-west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (one urban-rural and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Opatówek rural 104.3 10,148 Opatówek
Gmina Blizanów rural 157.8 9,251 Blizanów
Gmina Żelazków rural 113.6 8,942 Żelazków
Gmina Godziesze Wielkie rural 105.1 8,385 Godziesze Wielkie
Gmina Szczytniki rural 110.7 8,086 Szczytniki
Gmina Koźminek rural 88.4 7,514 Koźminek
Gmina Stawiszyn urban-rural 78.3 7,244 Stawiszyn
Gmina Brzeziny rural 127.1 5,866 Brzeziny
Gmina Lisków rural 75.8 5,454 Lisków
Gmina Mycielin rural 110.8 4,950 Korzeniew
Gmina Ceków-Kolonia rural 88.2 4,529 Ceków-Kolonia


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