Starachowice County

Starachowice County
Powiat starachowicki


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Starachowice): 51°3′N 21°4′E / 51.050°N 21.067°E / 51.050; 21.067Coordinates: 51°3′N 21°4′E / 51.050°N 21.067°E / 51.050; 21.067
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Seat Starachowice
  Total 523.27 km2 (202.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 94,395
  Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
  Urban 55,852
  Rural 38,543
Car plates TST

Starachowice County (Polish: powiat starachowicki) 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 Starachowice, which lies 37 kilometres (23 mi) north-east of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Wąchock, lying 5 km (3 mi) north-west of Starachowice.

The county covers an area of 523.27 square kilometres (202.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 94,395, out of which the population of Starachowice is 53,092, that of Wąchock is 2,760, and the rural population is 38,543.

Neighbouring counties

Starachowice County is bordered by Radom County to the north, Lipsko County and Ostrowiec County to the east, Kielce County to the west, and Skarżysko County and Szydłowiec County to the north-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
Starachowice urban 31.9 53,092  
Gmina Pawłów rural 137.4 15,064 Pawłów
Gmina Brody rural 161.3 10,811 Brody
Gmina Mirzec rural 111.0 8,456 Mirzec
Gmina Wąchock urban-rural 81.8 6,972 Wąchock


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