Świdnica County (Polish: powiat świdnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. The county covers an area of 742.9 square kilometres (286.8 sq mi). Its administrative seat is Świdnica, and it also contains the towns of Świebodzice, Strzegom, Jaworzyna Śląska and Żarów.

Świdnica County
Powiat świdnicki
Flag of Świdnica County
Coat of arms of Świdnica County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
 • Total742.89 km2 (286.83 sq mi)
 • Total157,178
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesDSW

As of 2019 the total population of the county is 157,178. The most populated towns are Świdnica with 57,041 inhabitants, Świebodzice with 22,793 inhabitants, and Strzegom with 16,106 inhabitants.

Neighbouring counties edit

Świdnica County is bordered by Środa Śląska County to the north, Wrocław County to the north-east, Dzierżoniów County to the south, Wałbrzych County to the south-west and Jawor County to the north-west.

Administrative division edit

The county is subdivided into eight gminas (two urban, three urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Świdnica urban 21.8 57,041  
Gmina Strzegom urban-rural 144.7 25,775 Strzegom
Świebodzice urban 30.4 22,793  
Gmina Świdnica rural 208.3 17,222 Świdnica*
Gmina Żarów urban-rural 88.0 12,412 Żarów
Gmina Jaworzyna Śląska urban-rural 67.3 10,249 Jaworzyna Śląska
Gmina Marcinowice rural 95.9 6,488 Marcinowice
Gmina Dobromierz rural 86.5 5,198 Dobromierz
* seat not part of the gmina

References edit

  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.

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