Pińczów County

Pińczów County
Powiat pińczowski

View from Mount St. Anne in Pińczów


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Pińczów): 50°32′N 20°32′E / 50.533°N 20.533°E / 50.533; 20.533Coordinates: 50°32′N 20°32′E / 50.533°N 20.533°E / 50.533; 20.533
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Pińczów
  Total 611.03 km2 (235.92 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 42,127
  Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
  Urban 12,954
  Rural 29,173
Car plates TPI
Website http://www.pinczow.pl

Pińczów County (Polish: powiat pińczowski) 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 largest town is Pińczów, which lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Działoszyce, lying 23 km (14 mi) south-west of Pińczów.

The county covers an area of 611.03 square kilometres (235.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 42,127, out of which the population of Pińczów is 11,886, that of Działoszyce is 1,068, and the rural population is 29,173.

Neighbouring counties

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

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Pińczów urban-rural 212.8 22,147 Pińczów
Gmina Działoszyce urban-rural 105.5 5,640 Działoszyce
Gmina Złota rural 81.7 4,877 Złota
Gmina Michałów rural 112.2 4,839 Michałów
Gmina Kije rural 99.3 4,624 Kije


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