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?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship

Województwo ?wi?tokrzyskie
Flag of ?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship
Flag
Coat of arms of ?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship
Coat of arms
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Coordinates (Kielce): 50°53?N 20°37?E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617
Country Poland
CapitalKielce
Counties
Government
 o VoivodeZbigniew Koniusz (PiS)
 o MarshalAndrzej B?tkowski (PiS)
Area
 o Total11,672 km2 (4,507 sq mi)
Population
(2019)
 o Total1,237,369
 o Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 o Urban
562,221
 o Rural
675,148
ISO 3166 codePL-26
Vehicle registrationT
HDI (2017)0.837[1]
very high · 14th
Websitehttps://www.kielce.uw.gov.pl/
  • further divided into 102 gminas

?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship, ?wi?tokrzyskie Province,[2] or Holy Cross Province (Polish: województwo ?wi?tokrzyskie [v?j?'vut?stf? ?fnt?'ksk]) is one of the 16 voivodeships (provinces) into which Poland is divided. It is situated in southeastern Poland, in the historical region of Lesser Poland, and takes its name from the ?wi?tokrzyskie (Holy Cross) mountain range. Its capital and largest city is Kielce.

?wi?tokrzyskie Province is bounded by six other voivodeships: Masovian to the north, Lublin to the east, Subcarpathian to the southeast, Lesser Poland to the south, Silesian to the southwest and ?ód? to the northwest.

The province was created on 1 January 1999, out of the former Kielce Voivodeship, eastern part of Cz?stochowa Voivodeship and western part of Tarnobrzeg Voivodeship, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. It covers an area of 11,672 square kilometres (4,507 sq mi), making it the second smallest of the voivodeships (after Opole). As at 2019, the total population of ?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship is 1,237,369.

Cities and towns

Kielce is the capital of the voivodeship
Ostrowiec ?wi?tokrzyski is the second most populous city
Sandomierz is one of the main tourist destinations in the ?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship

The voivodeship contains 43 cities and towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (according to official figures for 2019[3]):

  1. Kielce (195,266)
  2. Ostrowiec ?wi?tokrzyski (68,641)
  3. Starachowice (48,646)
  4. Skar?ysko-Kamienna (45,068)
  5. Sandomierz (23,494)
  6. Ko?skie (19,176)
  7. Busko-Zdrój (15,832)
  8. J?drzejów (15,076)
  9. Staszów (14,762)
  10. Pi?czów (10,774)
  11. W?oszczowa (9,985)
  12. Suchedniów (8,347)
  13. Po?aniec (8,098)
  14. Opatów (6,466)
  15. S?dziszów (6,451)
  16. St?porków (5,639)
  17. Kazimierza Wielka (5,550)
  18. O?arów (4,569)
  19. Ch?ciny (4,444)
  20. Ma?ogoszcz (3,748)
  21. Chmielnik (3,681)
  22. Radoszyce (3,135)
  23. ?mielów (3,012)
  24. Kunów (2,967)
  25. Daleszyce (2,896)
  26. W?chock (2,766)
  27. Koprzywnica (2,470)
  28. Bodzentyn (2,233)
  29. Osiek (2,007)
  30. Ole?nica (1,849)
  31. Zawichost (1,771)
  32. Morawica (1,711)
  33. ?agów (1,580)
  34. Stopnica (1,420)
  35. Nowa S?upia (1,360)
  36. Skalbmierz (1,285)
  37. Pierzchnica (1,144)
  38. Pacanów (1,108)
  39. Szyd?ów (1,097)
  40. Nowy Korczyn (942)
  41. Dzia?oszyce (907)
  42. Wi?lica (516)
  43. Opatowiec (332)

Administrative division

?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship is divided into 14 counties (powiats): 1 city county and 13 land counties. These are further divided into 102 gminas.

The counties are listed in the following table (ordering within categories is by decreasing population).

English and
Polish names
Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat Other towns Total
gminas
City counties
Kielce 110 195,266 1
Land counties
Kielce County
powiat kielecki
2,247 210,940 Kielce * Ch?ciny, Chmielnik, Daleszyce, Bodzentyn 19
Ostrowiec County
powiat ostrowiecki
616 109,512 Ostrowiec ?wi?tokrzyski ?mielów, Kunów 6
Starachowice County
powiat starachowicki
523 89,925 Starachowice W?chock 5
J?drzejów County
powiat j?drzejowski
1,257 85,757 J?drzejów S?dziszów, Ma?ogoszcz 9
Ko?skie County
powiat konecki
1,140 80,154 Ko?skie St?porków, Radoszyce 8
Sandomierz County
powiat sandomierski
676 77,352 Sandomierz Koprzywnica, Zawichost 9
Skar?ysko County
powiat skar?yski
395 74,343 Skar?ysko-Kamienna Suchedniów 5
Staszów County
powiat staszowski
925 72,000 Staszów Po?aniec, Osiek, Szyd?ów, Ole?nica 8
Busko County
powiat buski
967 71,807 Busko-Zdrój Pacanów, Nowy Korczyn 8
Opatów County
powiat opatowski
912 52,336 Opatów O?arów 8
W?oszczowa County
powiat w?oszczowski
906 45,137 W?oszczowa 6
Pi?czów County
powiat pi?czowski
611 39,100 Pi?czów Dzia?oszyce 5
Kazimierza County
powiat kazimierski
422 35,770 Kazimierza Wielka Skalbmierz 5
* seat not part of the county

Economy

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 11.6 billion EUR in 2018, accounting for 2.3% of the Polish economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 15,400 EUR or 51% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 58% of the EU average. ?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodship is the province with the fifth lowest GDP per capita in Poland.[4]

Protected areas

Protected areas in ?wi?tokrzyskie Voivodeship include one National Park and nine Landscape Parks. These are listed below.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ T?umaczenie polskich nazw geograficznych na j?zyk angielski [Translation of Polish Geographical Names into English], Arkadiusz Belczyk, 2002-2006.
  3. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison [sic] in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

External links

Coordinates: 50°45?56?N 20°46?25?E / 50.76556°N 20.77361°E / 50.76556; 20.77361


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