Będzin County

Infobox Settlement
name = Będzin County
native_name = Powiat będziński
settlement_type =



image_shield = POL powiat będziński COA.svg


map_caption = Location within the voivodeship
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Silesian
area_total_km2 = 368.02
population_total = 151122
population_as_of = 2006
population_density_km2 = auto
population_urban = 114627
population_blank1_title = Rural
population_blank1 = 36495
coor_type = Będzin
latd = 50
latm = 20
lats =
latNS = N
longd = 19
longm = 7
longs =
longEW = E
seat = Będzin
parts_type = Gminas
parts = Total 8 (incl. 4 urban)
p1 = Będzin
p2 = Czeladź
p3 = Sławków
p4 = Wojkowice
p5 = Gmina Bobrowniki
p6 = Gmina Mierzęcice
p7 = Gmina Psary
p8 = Gmina Siewierz
blank_name = Car plates
blank_info = SBE
website = http://www.starostwo.bedzin.pl
__NOTOC__Będzin County ( _pl. powiat będziński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Będzin, which lies convert|13|km|mi|0 north-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county contains four other towns: Czeladź, convert|3|km|mi|0|abbr=on west of Będzin, Wojkowice, convert|7|km|mi|0|abbr=on north-west of Będzin, Sławków, convert|20|km|mi|0|abbr=on east of Będzin, and Siewierz, convert|18|km|mi|0|abbr=on north-east of Będzin.

The town of Sławków, which became part of Będzin County in 2002 when it was transferred from Lesser Poland Voivodeship to Silesian Voivodeship, forms an exclave. It is separated from the rest of the county by the cities of Dąbrowa Górnicza and Sosnowiec.

The county covers an area of convert|368.02|km2|sqmi|1. As of 2006 its total population is 151,122, out of which the population of Będzin is 58,659, that of Czeladź is 34,173, that of Wojkowice is 9,434, that of Sławków is 6,833, that of Siewierz is 5,528, and the rural population is 36,495.

Neighbouring counties

Będzin County is bordered by Myszków County to the north, Zawiercie County to the north-east, the city of Dąbrowa Górnicza and (through Sławków) Olkusz County to the east, the city of Sosnowiec to the south, the cities of Siemianowice Śląskie and Piekary Śląskie to the west, and Tarnowskie Góry County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

References

* [http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_655_PLK_HTML.htm Polish official population figures 2006]


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