Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship

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Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
Województwo świętokrzyskie
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Location within Poland
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Division into counties
Coordinates(Kielce): 50°53′N20°37′E / 50.883°N 20.617°E / 50.883; 20.617
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Capital Kielce
Counties
Government
  Body Executive board
   Voivode Zbigniew Koniusz (PiS)
   Marshal Andrzej Bętkowski (PiS)
   EP Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie
Area
  Total11,672 km2 (4,507 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
  Total1,237,369
  Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
   Urban
562,221
  Rural
675,148
ISO 3166 code PL-26
Vehicle registration T
HDI (2019)0.866 [1]
very high · 12th
Website https://www.kielce.uw.gov.pl/
  • further divided into 102 gminas

Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, [2] or Świętokrzyskie Province, [3] literally in English Holy Cross Voivodeship or Province (Polish : województwo świętokrzyskie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ ɕfjɛntɔˈkʂɨskʲɛ] ) 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 Świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross) mountain range. Its capital and largest city is Kielce.

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Świętokrzyskie 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 Łódź to the northwest.

The province was created on 1 January 1999, out of the former Kielce Voivodeship, eastern part of Częstochowa 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 Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship is 1,237,369.

Cities and towns

Kielce is the capital of the voivodeship Dworzec PKS Kosciol Kielce.jpg
Kielce is the capital of the voivodeship
Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski is the second most populous city Czestocice museum 20060501 1011.jpg
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski is the second most populous city
Sandomierz is one of the main tourist destinations in the Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship Polska Sandomierz 017.jpg
Sandomierz is one of the main tourist destinations in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
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Kurozwęki Palace

The voivodeship contains 4 cities and 39 towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (according to official figures for 2019 [4] ):

Cities (governed by a city mayor or prezydent miasta):
  1. Kielce (195,266)
  2. Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (68,641)
  3. Starachowice (48,646)
  4. Skarżysko-Kamienna (45,068)

Towns:

  1. Sandomierz (23,494)
  2. Końskie (19,176)
  3. Busko-Zdrój (15,832)
  4. Jędrzejów (15,076)
  5. Staszów (14,762)
  6. Pińczów (10,774)
  7. Włoszczowa (9,985)
  8. Suchedniów (8,347)
  9. Połaniec (8,098)
  10. Opatów (6,466)
  11. Sędziszów (6,451)
  12. Stąporków (5,639)
  13. Kazimierza Wielka (5,550)
  14. Ożarów (4,569)
  15. Chęciny (4,444)
  16. Małogoszcz (3,748)
  17. Chmielnik (3,681)
  18. Radoszyce (3,135)
  19. Ćmielów (3,012)
  20. Kunów (2,967)
  21. Daleszyce (2,896)
  22. Wąchock (2,766)
  23. Koprzywnica (2,470)
  24. Bodzentyn (2,233)
  25. Osiek (2,007)
  26. Oleśnica (1,849)
  27. Zawichost (1,771)
  28. Morawica (1,711)
  29. Łagów (1,580)
  30. Stopnica (1,420)
  31. Nowa Słupia (1,360)
  32. Skalbmierz (1,285)
  33. Pierzchnica (1,144)
  34. Pacanów (1,108)
  35. Szydłów (1,097)
  36. Nowy Korczyn (942)
  37. Działoszyce (907)
  38. Wiślica (516)
  39. Opatowiec (332)

Administrative division

Świętokrzyskie 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)
SeatOther townsTotal
gminas
City counties
Kielce 110195,2661
Land counties
Kielce County
powiat kielecki
2,247210,940 Kielce * Chęciny, Chmielnik, Daleszyce, Bodzentyn 19
Ostrowiec County
powiat ostrowiecki
616109,512 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski Ćmielów, Kunów 6
Starachowice County
powiat starachowicki
52389,925 Starachowice Wąchock 5
Jędrzejów County
powiat jędrzejowski
1,25785,757 Jędrzejów Sędziszów, Małogoszcz 9
Końskie County
powiat konecki
1,14080,154 Końskie Stąporków, Radoszyce 8
Sandomierz County
powiat sandomierski
67677,352 Sandomierz Koprzywnica, Zawichost 9
Skarżysko County
powiat skarżyski
39574,343 Skarżysko-Kamienna Suchedniów 5
Staszów County
powiat staszowski
92572,000 Staszów Połaniec, Osiek, Szydłów, Oleśnica 8
Busko County
powiat buski
96771,807 Busko-Zdrój Pacanów, Nowy Korczyn 8
Opatów County
powiat opatowski
91252,336 Opatów Ożarów 8
Włoszczowa County
powiat włoszczowski
90645,137 Włoszczowa 6
Pińczów County
powiat pińczowski
61139,100 Pińczów Działoszyce 5
Kazimierza County
powiat kazimierski
42235,770 Kazimierza Wielka Skalbmierz 5
* seat not part of the county

Economy

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 11.6 billion € in 2018, accounting for 2.3% of the Polish economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 15,400 € or 51% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 58% of the EU average. Świętokrzyskie Voivodship is the province with the fifth lowest GDP per capita in Poland. [5]

Protected areas

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Świętokrzyski National Park

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

See also

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References

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Coordinates: 50°45′56″N20°46′25″E / 50.76556°N 20.77361°E / 50.76556; 20.77361