Skarżysko County

Skarżysko County
Powiat skarżyski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Skarżysko-Kamienna): 51°7′N 20°55′E / 51.117°N 20.917°E / 51.117; 20.917Coordinates: 51°7′N 20°55′E / 51.117°N 20.917°E / 51.117; 20.917
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Skarżysko-Kamienna
  Total 395.30 km2 (152.63 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 80,024
  Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
  Urban 58,042
  Rural 21,982
Car plates TSK

Skarżysko County (Polish: powiat skarżyski) 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 Skarżysko-Kamienna, which lies 34 kilometres (21 mi) north-east of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Suchedniów, lying 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Skarżysko-Kamienna.

The county covers an area of 395.30 square kilometres (152.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 80,024, out of which the population of Skarżysko-Kamienna is 49,131, that of Suchedniów is 8,911, and the rural population is 21,982.

Neighbouring counties

Skarżysko County is bordered by Szydłowiec County to the north, Starachowice County to the east, Kielce County to the south and Końskie County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Skarżysko-Kamienna urban 64.2 49,131  
Gmina Suchedniów urban-rural 74.9 10,843 Suchedniów
Gmina Bliżyn rural 141.1 8,617 Bliżyn
Gmina Skarżysko Kościelne rural 53.2 6,188 Skarżysko Kościelne
Gmina Łączna rural 61.7 5,245 Łączna

Territorial changes

As of 2006, Skarżysko County has undergone three territorial changes since its creation in 1999 several villages from neighbouring counties have been incorporated:


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