Kielce County

Kielce County
Powiat kielecki


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Kielce): 50°53′N 20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617Coordinates: 50°53′N 20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Kielce
  Total 2,247.45 km2 (867.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 198,581
  Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
  Urban 10,498
  Rural 188,083
Car plates TKI

Kielce County (Polish: powiat kielecki) 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 is the city of Kielce, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains four towns: Chęciny, 14 km (9 mi) south-west of Kielce, Chmielnik, 32 km (20 mi) south of Kielce, Daleszyce, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Kielce, and Bodzentyn, 25 km (16 mi) east of Kielce.

The county covers an area of 2,247.45 square kilometres (867.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 198,581, out of which the population of Chęciny is 4,252, that of Chmielnik is 4,005, that of Daleszyce is 2,800, that of Bodzentyn is 2,241, and the rural population is 188,083.

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Kielce, Kielce County is also bordered by Końskie County to the north, Skarżysko County to the north-east, Starachowice County, Ostrowiec County and Opatów County to the east, Staszów County to the south-east, Busko County and Pińczów County to the south, Jędrzejów County to the south-west, and Włoszczowa County to the west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 19 gminas (four urban-rural and 15 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Piekoszów rural 102.5 15,249 Piekoszów
Gmina Chęciny urban-rural 127.6 14,715 Chęciny
Gmina Daleszyce urban-rural 222.2 14,713 Daleszyce
Gmina Morawica rural 140.5 13,380 Morawica
Gmina Górno rural 83.3 12,943 Górno
Gmina Zagnańsk rural 124.4 12,746 Zagnańsk
Gmina Bodzentyn urban-rural 160.3 11,677 Bodzentyn
Gmina Chmielnik urban-rural 142.9 11,568 Chmielnik
Gmina Miedziana Góra rural 70.8 10,031 Miedziana Góra
Gmina Bieliny rural 88.1 9,832 Bieliny
Gmina Strawczyn rural 86.3 9,789 Strawczyn
Gmina Nowa Słupia rural 85.9 9,691 Nowa Słupia
Gmina Masłów rural 86.3 9,595 Masłów
Gmina Mniów rural 95.3 9,249 Mniów
Gmina Łopuszno rural 176.8 8,996 Łopuszno
Gmina Sitkówka-Nowiny rural 45.8 6,983 Osiedle-Nowiny
Gmina Łagów rural 113.0 6,899 Łagów
Gmina Raków rural 191.1 5,747 Raków
Gmina Pierzchnica rural 104.6 4,778 Pierzchnica


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