Świdnik County (Polish: powiat świdnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest city is Świdnik, which lies 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of the regional capital Lublin. The only other town in the county is Piaski, lying 14 km (9 mi) south-east of Świdnik.

Świdnik County
Powiat świdnicki
Flag of Świdnik County
Coat of arms of Świdnik County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Świdnik): 51°13′N 22°42′E / 51.217°N 22.700°E / 51.217; 22.700
Country Poland
 • Total468.97 km2 (181.07 sq mi)
 • Total71,897
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesLSW

The county covers an area of 468.97 square kilometres (181.1 sq mi). As of 2019, its total population is 71,897, including a population of 39,217 in Świdnik, 2,553 in Piaski, and a rural population of 30,127.[1]

Neighbouring counties Edit

Świdnik County is bordered by Łęczna County to the north-east, Chełm County to the east, Krasnystaw County to the south-east, and Lublin County and the city of Lublin to the west.

Administrative division Edit

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
Świdnik urban 20.4 39,217  
Gmina Piaski urban-rural 169.7 10,538 Piaski
Gmina Mełgiew rural 95.6 9,819 Mełgiew
Gmina Trawniki rural 84.2 8,931 Trawniki
Gmina Rybczewice rural 99.1 3,392 Rybczewice

References Edit

  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.

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