Powiat Tarnogórski

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Powiat Tarnogórski
Location of the Powiat Tarnogórski Location of the powiat in the voivodeship
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Silesia
County town : Tarnowskie Góry
Area : 642.63 km 2
Residents : 140,022 (June 30, 2019)
Population density : 218 inhabitants / km 2
Degree of urbanization : 68.56%
Telephone code : (+48) 32
License plate : STA
Circle structure
Municipalities : 4th
Urban and rural communities : -
Rural communities : 5
Starostei (as of 2011)
Starost : Krystyna Kosmala
Address: ul.Sienkiewicza 2
42-600 Tarnowskie Góry
Website : www.powiat.tarnogorski.pl/

The Powiat Tarnogórski is a powiat ( district ) in the Polish Silesian Voivodeship with the district town of Tarnowskie Góry (Tarnowitz) . It has an area of ​​643 km² and has 140,022 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2019).

The German district of Erlangen-Höchstadt is the partner district of the Powiat.


The powiat is relatively central in the Silesian Voivodeship, in the north of the Upper Silesian Plate. Neighboring districts are Lubliniec in the north, Myszków and Będzin in the east, the independent cities Piekary Śląskie , Bytom , Zabrze and Gliwice in the south and the Powiate Gliwice and Strzelce Opolskie ( Opole Voivodeship ) in the west .


The area of ​​today's powiat Tarnogórski is historically quite heterogeneous. With the exception of the Lesser Poland municipality of Ożarowice , which is east of the Brinitz , it belongs to the historical region of Upper Silesia . The eastern part of today's powiat fell to Poland ( Autonomous Voivodeship Silesia ) in 1922 , the western part, roughly outlined by the municipalities of Krupski Młyn , Tworóg and Zbrosławice , remained with the German Empire until 1945. The historical forerunner of today's district, the Prussian district of Tarnowitz , emerged in 1873 from the former district of Beuthen , but had smaller dimensions. From 1922 to 1939 there was a first Polish powiat Tarnogórski , which today included places belonging to Piekary Śląskie in the south . Today's powiat was dissolved like all Polish districts from 1975 to 1998 and still includes areas of the former Tost-Gleiwitz district in the west, in the north with Krupski Młyn von Groß Strehlitz and Drutarnia von Lublinitz .

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the Powiat Tarnogórski was introduced in 2002.

Description: Half a yellow (golden) eagle on a blue shield, underneath a five-petalled white (silver) rose with a red button.

Meaning: The golden eagle on a blue background stands for the centuries-long bond of the majority of the district with the Upper Silesian Piasts and is the heraldic animal of Upper Silesia. The rose is included in the coats of arms of two aristocratic families who ruled large parts of the district. The red button stands for the Wrochems and the white (calyx) leaves for the Henckel von Donnersmarcks .


The powiat Tarnogorski comprises four urban parishes and six rural parishes :

Population as of June 30, 2019


Rural communities


The district administration is headed by a starost . Currently this is Krystina Kosmala from the election committee “Citizens' Initiative of Powiat Tarnogórski”.

District council

The district council consists of 25 members who are elected by the population. The 2018 elections brought the following results:

  • Election committee “Citizens' Initiative of the Powiat Tarnogórski” 27.3% of the vote, 9 seats
  • Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) 23.1% of the vote, 8 seats
  • Koalicja Obywatelska (KO) 17.0% of the vote, 5 seats
  • Election Committee “Our Administration” 9.8% of the votes, 2 seats
  • Election committee “Solidarity with the local administration” 6.8% of the vote, no seat
  • Election committee "For a citizen-friendly administration in the Powiat Tarnogórski" 6.7% of the votes, 1 seat
  • Electoral Committee of the Silesian Federation 5.1% of the vote, no seat
  • Kukiz'15 4.2% of the vote, no seat

Web links

Commons : Powiat Tarnogórski  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. population. Size and Structure by Territorial Division. As of June 30, 2019. Główny Urząd Statystyczny (GUS) (PDF files; 0.99 MiB), accessed December 24, 2019 .
  2. Result on the website of the election commission, accessed on August 26, 2020.