Konin County

Konin County (Polish: powiat koniński) 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 is the city of Konin, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains five towns: Golina, 12 km (7 mi) north-west of Konin, Kleczew, 19 km (12 mi) north of Konin, Sompolno, 27 km (17 mi) north-east of Konin, Ślesin, 17 km (11 mi) north of Konin, and Rychwał, 18 km (11 mi) south of Konin.

Konin County
Powiat koniński
Coat of arms of Konin County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Konin): 52°13′N 18°16′E / 52.217°N 18.267°E / 52.217; 18.267Coordinates: 52°13′N 18°16′E / 52.217°N 18.267°E / 52.217; 18.267
Country Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
 • Total1,578.71 km2 (609.54 sq mi)
 • Total123,646
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesPKN

The county covers an area of 1,578.71 square kilometres (609.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 123,646, out of which the population of Golina is 4,330, that of Kleczew is 4,173, that of Sompolno is 3,695, that of Ślesin is 3,102, that of Rychwał is 2,377, and the rural population is 105,969.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Apart from the city of Konin, Konin County is also bordered by Mogilno County, Inowrocław County and Radziejów County to the north, Koło County to the east, Turek County to the south-east, Kalisz County to the south, Pleszew County to the south-west, and Słupca County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (five urban-rural and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Ślesin urban-rural 145.7 13,446 Ślesin
Gmina Golina urban-rural 99.1 11,326 Golina
Gmina Sompolno urban-rural 137.4 10,530 Sompolno
Gmina Kazimierz Biskupi rural 108.0 10,459 Kazimierz Biskupi
Gmina Stare Miasto rural 97.8 10,355 Stare Miasto
Gmina Kramsk rural 131.8 10,133 Kramsk
Gmina Kleczew urban-rural 110.1 9,721 Kleczew
Gmina Rychwał urban-rural 117.8 8,387 Rychwał
Gmina Wierzbinek rural 148.1 7,597 Wierzbinek
Gmina Krzymów rural 92.7 7,074 Krzymów
Gmina Rzgów rural 104.7 6,818 Rzgów Pierwszy
Gmina Wilczyn rural 83.1 6,422 Wilczyn
Gmina Skulsk rural 84.9 6,145 Skulsk
Gmina Grodziec rural 117.7 5,233 Grodziec


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