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Grodzisk Wielkopolski County (Polish: powiat grodziski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Grodzisk Wielkopolski, which lies 42 kilometres (26 mi) south-west of the regional capital Poznań. The county also contains the towns of Rakoniewice, lying 13 km (8 mi) south-west of Grodzisk Wielkopolski, and Wielichowo, 13 km (8 mi) south of Grodzisk Wielkopolski.

Grodzisk Wielkopolski County

Powiat grodziski
Flag of Grodzisk Wielkopolski County
Flag
Coat of arms of Grodzisk Wielkopolski County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Grodzisk Wielkopolski): 52°14′N 16°22′E / 52.233°N 16.367°E / 52.233; 16.367Coordinates: 52°14′N 16°22′E / 52.233°N 16.367°E / 52.233; 16.367
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
SeatGrodzisk Wielkopolski
Gminas
Area
 • Total643.72 km2 (248.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total49,444
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
18,721
 • Rural
30,723
Car platesPGO
Websitehttp://www.pgw.pl/

The county covers an area of 643.72 square kilometres (248.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 49,444, out of which the population of Grodzisk Wielkopolski is 13,703, that of Rakoniewice is 3,253, that of Wielichowo is 1,765, and the rural population is 30,723.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Grodzisk Wielkopolski County is bordered by Poznań County to the east, Kościan County to the south-east, Wolsztyn County to the south-west and Nowy Tomyśl County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Grodzisk Wielkopolski urban-rural 134.5 18,616 Grodzisk Wielkopolski
Gmina Rakoniewice urban-rural 201.2 12,515 Rakoniewice
Gmina Wielichowo urban-rural 107.4 6,894 Wielichowo
Gmina Kamieniec rural 132.2 6,498 Kamieniec
Gmina Granowo rural 68.4 4,921 Granowo

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