Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Miechów): 50°21′28″N 20°1′57″E / 50.35778°N 20.03250°ECoordinates: 50°21′28″N 20°1′57″E / 50.35778°N 20.03250°E|
|• Total||676.73 km2 (261.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||75/km2 (190/sq mi)|
Miechów County (Polish: powiat miechowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lesser Poland 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 Miechów, which lies 34 kilometres (21 mi) north of the regional capital Kraków.
The county covers an area of 676.73 square kilometres (261.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 50,769, out of which the population of Miechów is 11,717 and the rural population is 39,052.
Miechów County is bordered by Jędrzejów County to the north, Pińczów County and Kazimierza County to the east, Proszowice County to the south-east, Kraków County to the south, and Olkusz County and Zawiercie County to the west.
The county is subdivided into seven gminas (one urban-rural and six rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Książ Wielki||rural||137.8||5,565||Książ Wielki|