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Skarżysko County

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Country  Poland
Car plates  TSK
Capital  Skarżysko-Kamienna
Seat  Skarżysko-Kamienna
Area  395.3 km²
Skarżysko County
Gminas  Total 5 (incl. 1 urban) Skarżysko-Kamienna Gmina Bliżyn Gmina Łączna Gmina Skarżysko Kościelne Gmina Suchedniów
Voivodeship  Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
Points of interest  White Eagle Museum, Bazylika Matki Bożej Ostrobra, Jezioro Rejowskie, Mauzoleum Martyrologii Wsi Polsk, Rezerwat przyrody Świnia G

Skarżysko County (Polish: powiat skarżyski) 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 Skarżysko-Kamienna, which lies 34 kilometres (21 mi) north-east of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Suchedniów, lying 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Skarżysko-Kamienna.


Map of Skar%C5%BCysko County, Poland

The county covers an area of 395.30 square kilometres (152.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 80,024, out of which the population of Skarżysko-Kamienna is 49,131, that of Suchedniów is 8,911, and the rural population is 21,982.

Neighbouring counties

Skarżysko County is bordered by Szydłowiec County to the north, Starachowice County to the east, Kielce County to the south and Końskie County to the 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.

Territorial changes

As of 2006, Skarżysko County has undergone three territorial changes since its creation in 1999 – several villages from neighbouring counties have been incorporated:

  • 2000: Pogorzałe and Książece from Szydłowiec County, until then separate villages, became districts of Skarżysko-Kamienna.
  • 2001: Majków and Michałów from Starachowice County became part of Gmina Skarżysko Kościelne.
  • 2004: Kierz Niedźwiedzi from Szydłowiec County became part of Gmina Skarżysko Kościelne.
  • References

    Skarżysko County Wikipedia

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