Location within Silesian Voivodeship
|Coordinates (Pszczyna): 49°59′N 18°57′E / 49.983°N 18.950°ECoordinates: 49°59′N 18°57′E / 49.983°N 18.950°E|
|• Total||473.46 km2 (182.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
Pszczyna County (Polish: powiat pszczyński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian 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 Pszczyna, which lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.
The county covers an area of 473.46 square kilometres (182.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 104,638, out of which the population of Pszczyna is 25,621 and the rural population is 79,017.
Pszczyna County is bordered by Mikołów County, the city of Tychy and Bieruń-Lędziny County to the north, Oświęcim County to the east, Bielsko County to the south, Cieszyn County to the south-west, and the cities of Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Żory to the west.
The county is subdivided into six gminas (one urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.