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Kielce County

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Kielce County

Powiat kielecki
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Kielce): 50°53′N 20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617Coordinates: 50°53′N 20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617
Country Poland
 • Total2,247.45 km2 (867.75 sq mi)
 • Total206,856
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesTKI

Kielce County (Polish: powiat kielecki) 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 is the city of Kielce, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains five towns: Chęciny, 14 km (9 mi) south-west of Kielce, Chmielnik, 32 km (20 mi) south of Kielce, Daleszyce, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Kielce, Bodzentyn, 25 km (16 mi) east of Kielce, Morawica, 13,7 km (8,5 mi) south of Kielce.

The county covers an area of 2,247.45 square kilometres (867.7 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 206,856, out of which the population of Chęciny is 4,444, that of Chmielnik is 3,681, that of Daleszyce is 2,896, that of Bodzentyn is 2,233, that of Morawica is 1,711, and the rural population is 191,891.[1]

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Kielce, Kielce County is also bordered by Końskie County to the north, Skarżysko County to the north-east, Starachowice County, Ostrowiec County and Opatów County to the east, Staszów County to the south-east, Busko County and Pińczów County to the south, Jędrzejów County to the south-west, and Włoszczowa County to the west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 19 gminas (four urban-rural and 15 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Morawica urban-rural 140.5 16,639 Morawica
Gmina Piekoszów rural 102.5 16,453 Piekoszów
Gmina Daleszyce urban-rural 222.2 15,874 Daleszyce
Gmina Chęciny urban-rural 127.6 15,096 Chęciny
Gmina Górno rural 83.3 14,475 Górno
Gmina Zagnańsk rural 124.4 12,967 Zagnańsk
Gmina Miedziana Góra rural 70.8 11,535 Miedziana Góra
Gmina Bodzentyn urban-rural 160.3 11,534 Bodzentyn
Gmina Chmielnik urban-rural 142.9 11,268 Chmielnik
Gmina Masłów rural 86.3 11,014 Masłów
Gmina Strawczyn rural 86.3 10,792 Strawczyn
Gmina Bieliny rural 88.1 10,277 Bieliny
Gmina Mniów rural 95.3 9,352 Mniów
Gmina Łopuszno rural 176.8 9,022 Łopuszno
Gmina Nowa Słupia rural 85.9 8,131 Nowa Słupia
Gmina Nowiny rural 45.8 7,889 Nowiny
Gmina Raków rural 191.1 5,612 Raków
Gmina Łagów rural 113.0 5,300 Łagów
Gmina Pierzchnica rural 104.6 3,626 Pierzchnica


  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". Retrieved 2020-09-14.

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