- Cieszyn County
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Coordinates (Cieszyn): Coordinates: 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.
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.
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
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
Urban gminas Urban-rural gminas Rural gminas Counties of Silesian Voivodeship City counties Land counties
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