Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Staszów): 50°31′01.56″N 21°11′37.64″E / 50.5171000°N 21.1937889°ECoordinates: 50°31′01.56″N 21°11′37.64″E / 50.5171000°N 21.1937889°E|
|Area (through the years 2008-2010)|
|• Total||924.80 km2 (357.07 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010 at Census)|
|• Density||79/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||28-200, 28-210, 28-220, 28-221, 28-225, 28-230, 28-232 and 28-236|
|Area code(s)||+ 48 15 or +48 41|
Staszów County (Polish: powiat staszowski) 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 Staszów, which lies 53 kilometres (33 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kielce. The county also contains the towns of Połaniec, lying 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Staszów, and Osiek, 21 km (13 mi) east of Staszów.
The county covers an area of 924.80 square kilometres (357.1 sq mi). As of 2010 its total population is 73,125, out of which the population of Staszów is 15,108, that of Połaniec is 8,227, that of Osiek is 2,001, and the rural population is 47,789.
According to the 2011 Poland census, there were 73,125 people residing in Staszów County, of whom 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female (out of which the population in townships amounts to 25,336, of whom 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female; and the population of the villageships part of the county is 47,789, of whom 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female). In the county, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 38.7% from 18 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 17% who were 65 years of age or older (out of which the population in rural areas amounts to 19% under the age of 18, 39.1% from 18 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older; and the population of the villageships part of the county is 20.3% under the age of 18, 38.5% from 18 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older).
Staszów County is bordered by Opatów County to the north-east, Sandomierz County and Tarnobrzeg County to the east, Mielec County and Dąbrowa County to the south, Busko County to the west, and Kielce County to the north-west.
The county is subdivided into eight gminas (three urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
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