Cieszyn County

Cieszyn County
Cieszyn County
Powiat cieszyński
—  County  —

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Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Cieszyn): 49°44′55.07″N 18°38′5.69″E / 49.7486306°N 18.6349139°E / 49.7486306; 18.6349139Coordinates: 49°44′55.07″N 18°38′5.69″E / 49.7486306°N 18.6349139°E / 49.7486306; 18.6349139
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Cieszyn
Gminas
Government
 - Starosta Czesław Gluza
Area
 - Total 730.2 km2 (281.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 171,029
 - Density 234.2/km2 (606.6/sq mi)
 Urban 80,925
 - Rural 90,104
Car plates SCI
Website http://www.powiat.cieszyn.pl/

Cieszyn County (Polish: powiat cieszyński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland, on the Czech and Slovak border. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. It forms a large part of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

The county's administrative seat and largest town is Cieszyn, which lies on the Czech border 62 kilometres (39 mi) south-west of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains four other towns: Ustroń, 14 km (9 mi) east of Cieszyn, Skoczów, 15 km (9 mi) north-east of Cieszyn, Wisła, 20 km (12 mi) south-east of Cieszyn, and Strumień, 23 km (14 mi) north-east of Cieszyn.

The county covers an area of 730.2 square kilometres (281.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 171,029, out of which the population of Cieszyn is 36,014, that of Ustroń is 15,420, that of Skoczów is 14,641, that of Wisła is 11,453, that of Strumień is 3,397, and the rural population is 90,104.

Neighbouring counties

Cieszyn County is bordered by the city of Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Pszczyna County to the north, and the city of Bielsko-Biała, Bielsko County and Żywiec County to the east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the west and Slovakia to the south.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 12 gminas (three urban, two urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Cieszyn urban 28.7 36,014  
Gmina Skoczów urban-rural 63.3 25,560 Skoczów
Ustroń urban 58.9 15,420  
Gmina Zebrzydowice rural 41.7 12,503 Zebrzydowice
Gmina Goleszów rural 65.9 12,130 Goleszów
Gmina Strumień urban-rural 58.4 11,975 Strumień
Wisła urban 110.3 11,453  
Gmina Istebna rural 84.3 11,283 Istebna
Gmina Brenna rural 95.5 10,264 Brenna
Gmina Hażlach rural 49.0 9,839 Hażlach
Gmina Chybie rural 31.8 9,080 Chybie
Gmina Dębowiec rural 42.5 5,508 Dębowiec

See also

References


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