Bieruń-Lędziny County

Bieruń-Lędziny County (Polish: powiat bieruńsko-lędziński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern 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 Bieruń, which lies 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Lędziny, lying 2 km (1 mi) south-east of Bieruń, and Imielin, 7 km (4 mi) east of Bieruń.

Bieruń-Lędziny County

Powiat bieruńsko-lędziński
Coat of arms of Bieruń-Lędziny County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Bieruń): 50°8′N 19°6′E / 50.133°N 19.100°E / 50.133; 19.100Coordinates: 50°8′N 19°6′E / 50.133°N 19.100°E / 50.133; 19.100
Country Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
SeatBieruń
Gminas
Area
 • Total156.68 km2 (60.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total59,715
 • Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
 • Urban
45,490
 • Rural
14,225
Car platesSBL
Websitehttp://www.powiatbl.pl

Before 2002 the county had its seat in the city of Tychy (outside the county), and was called Tychy County (powiat tyski).

The county covers an area of 156.68 square kilometres (60.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 59,715, out of which the population of Bieruń is 19,539, that of Lędziny is 16,776, that of Imielin is 9,175, and the rural population is 14,225.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Bieruń-Lędziny County is bordered by the cities of Mysłowice and Jaworzno to the north, Oświęcim County to the east, Pszczyna County to the south, and the cities of Tychy and Katowice to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

 
Map of Bieruń-Lędziny County.

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Bieruń urban 40.3 19,539  
Lędziny urban 32.0 16,776  
Imielin urban 28.0 9,175  
Gmina Bojszowy rural 34.1 7,899 Bojszowy
Gmina Chełm Śląski rural 23.2 6,326 Chełm Śląski

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.