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Częstochowa County

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Częstochowa County

Powiat częstochowski
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Częstochowa): 50°48′N 19°7′E / 50.800°N 19.117°E / 50.800; 19.117Coordinates: 50°48′N 19°7′E / 50.800°N 19.117°E / 50.800; 19.117
Country Poland
 • StarostaKrzysztof Smela (PSL)
 • Total1,519.49 km2 (586.68 sq mi)
 • Total134,637
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesSCZ

Częstochowa County (Polish: powiat częstochowski) 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 is the city of Częstochowa, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Częstochowa County are Blachownia, which lies 11 km (7 mi) west of Częstochowa, and Koniecpol, 40 km (25 mi) east of Częstochowa.

The county covers an area of 1,519.49 square kilometres (586.7 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 134,637, out of which the population of Blachownia is 9,545, that of Koniecpol is 5,910, and the rural population is 119,182.

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Częstochowa, Częstochowa County is also bordered by Pajęczno County to the north, Radomsko County to the north-east, Włoszczowa County to the east, Zawiercie County and Myszków County to the south, Lubliniec County to the west, and Kłobuck County to the north-west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 16 gminas (two urban-rural and 14 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Mykanów rural 140.6 15,056 Mykanów
Gmina Kłomnice rural 147.9 13,484 Kłomnice
Gmina Blachownia urban-rural 67.2 12,935 Blachownia
Gmina Poczesna rural 60.1 12,684 Poczesna
Gmina Mstów rural 119.8 10,833 Mstów
Gmina Konopiska rural 78.1 10,715 Konopiska
Gmina Rędziny rural 41.4 9,990 Rędziny
Gmina Koniecpol urban-rural 146.8 9,441 Koniecpol
Gmina Olsztyn rural 108.8 7,833 Olsztyn
Gmina Janów rural 147.0 5,959 Janów
Gmina Kamienica Polska rural 46.7 5,573 Kamienica Polska
Gmina Lelów rural 120.8 4,847 Lelów
Gmina Kruszyna rural 93.4 4,840 Kruszyna
Gmina Dąbrowa Zielona rural 100.3 3,867 Dąbrowa Zielona
Gmina Przyrów rural 80.4 3,757 Przyrów
Gmina Starcza rural 20.1 2,823 Starcza


Starost (Governor)

Częstochowa County Council

Majority (coalition): PSL (green) - 9, KO (orange) - 1, local committees (black) - 7

Opposition: PiS (blue) - 8


  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
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