Tarnowskie Góry County

Tarnowskie Góry County (Polish: powiat tarnogórski) 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 Tarnowskie Góry, which lies 25 kilometres (16 mi) north-west of the regional capital Katowice. The county contains three other towns: Radzionków, 8 km (5 mi) south of Tarnowskie Góry, Kalety, 14 km (9 mi) north of Tarnowskie Góry, and Miasteczko Śląskie, 5 km (3 mi) north-east of Tarnowskie Góry.

Tarnowskie Góry County
Powiat tarnogórski
Flag of Tarnowskie Góry County
Coat of arms of Tarnowskie Góry County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Location in Poland
Location in Poland
Coordinates (Tarnowskie Góry): 50°27′N 18°52′E / 50.450°N 18.867°E / 50.450; 18.867Coordinates: 50°27′N 18°52′E / 50.450°N 18.867°E / 50.450; 18.867
Country Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
SeatTarnowskie Góry
Gminas
Government
 • StarostaKrystyna Kosmala
Area
 • Total642.63 km2 (248.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total140,022
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
 • Urban
94,292
 • Rural
45,730
Car platesSTA
Websitehttp://www.powiat.tarnogorski.pl/

The county covers an area of 642.63 square kilometres (248.1 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 140,022, out of which the population of Tarnowskie Góry is 61,422, that of Radzionków is 16,826, that of Kalety is 8,607, that of Miasteczko Śląskie is 7,437, and the rural population is 45,730.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Tarnowskie Góry County is bordered by Lubliniec County to the north, Myszków County to the east, Będzin County and the city of Piekary Śląskie to the south-east, the cities of Bytom and Zabrze to the south, the city of Gliwice and Gliwice County to the south-west, and Strzelce County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

 
Subdivisions of Tarnowskie Góry County

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

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Tarnowskie Góry urban 83.5 61,422  
Radzionków urban 13.3 16,826  
Gmina Zbrosławice rural 148.7 16,184 Zbrosławice
Gmina Świerklaniec rural 44.3 12,328 Świerklaniec
Kalety urban 57.7 8,607  
Gmina Tworóg rural 124.9 8,249 Tworóg
Miasteczko Śląskie urban 68.3 7,437  
Gmina Ożarowice rural 43.7 5,794 Ożarowice
Gmina Krupski Młyn rural 39.4 3,175 Krupski Młyn

ReferencesEdit

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