Miechów County

Miechów County
Powiat miechowski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Miechów): 50°21′28″N 20°1′57″E / 50.35778°N 20.03250°E / 50.35778; 20.03250Coordinates: 50°21′28″N 20°1′57″E / 50.35778°N 20.03250°E / 50.35778; 20.03250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Seat Miechów
  Total 676.73 km2 (261.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 50,769
  Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
  Urban 11,717
  Rural 39,052
Car plates KMI
Website http://www.miechow.pl

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.

Neighbouring counties

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.

Administrative division

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 Type Area
Gmina Miechów urban-rural 132.9 19,786 Miechów
Gmina Charsznica rural 78.3 7,796 Charsznica
Gmina Gołcza rural 90.3 6,265 Gołcza
Gmina Książ Wielki rural 137.8 5,565 Książ Wielki
Gmina Kozłów rural 85.8 5,004 Kozłów
Gmina Słaboszów rural 77.0 3,839 Słaboszów
Gmina Racławice rural 59.2 2,514 Racławice


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