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Cieszyn County (Polish: powiat cieszyński) is a unit of territorial
administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern
Poland, on the Czech and Slovak border. It was created on January 1, 1999
as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. It forms
a large part of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.
The county's administrative seat and largest town is Cieszyn, which lies on the Czech border 62 kilometres (39 mi) south-west of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains four other towns: Ustroń, 14 km (9 mi) east of Cieszyn, Skoczów, 15 km (9 mi) north-east of Cieszyn, Wisła, 20 km (12 mi) south-east of Cieszyn, and Strumień, 23 km (14 mi) north-east of Cieszyn.
Area: 730.2 sq.km (281.9 sq.mi); Population: 171,029 (2006)
Arms and flag adopted on January 28, 1999 (resolution # V/26/99).
"Arms: on a blue shield a golden eagle with its tongue and talons red and the red initial "C" on its chest.
Flag: dark blue rectangle with the Arms in the center, without the shield."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 8 Nov 2008