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Starachowice County

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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
 • Total523.27 km2 (202.04 sq mi)
 • Total89,925
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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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 2019 its total population is 89,925, out of which the population of Starachowice is 48,646, that of Wąchock is 2,766, and the rural population is 38,513.[1]

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 48,646  
Gmina Pawłów rural 137.4 15,272 Pawłów
Gmina Brody rural 161.3 10,911 Brody
Gmina Mirzec rural 111.0 8,294 Mirzec
Gmina Wąchock urban-rural 81.8 6,802 Wąchock


  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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