Nowa Sól County

Nowa Sól County (Polish: powiat nowosolski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lubusz Voivodeship, western 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 Nowa Sól, which lies 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Zielona Góra and 109 km (68 mi) south of Gorzów Wielkopolski. The county contains three other towns: Kożuchów, lying 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Nowa Sól, Bytom Odrzański, lying 11 km (7 mi) south-east of Nowa Sól, and Nowe Miasteczko, 13 km (8 mi) south of Nowa Sól.

Nowa Sól County
Powiat nowosolski
Flag of Nowa Sól County
Coat of arms of Nowa Sól County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Nowa Sól): 51°48′N 15°43′E / 51.800°N 15.717°E / 51.800; 15.717Coordinates: 51°48′N 15°43′E / 51.800°N 15.717°E / 51.800; 15.717
Country Poland
SeatNowa Sól
 • Total770.58 km2 (297.52 sq mi)
 • Total86,384
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 770.58 square kilometres (297.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 86,384. The most populated towns are Nowa Sól with 38,763 inhabitants and Kożuchów with 9,432 inhabitants.

From 1999 until 2002, Nowa Sól County also included the areas which now comprise Wschowa County (the towns and gminas of Wschowa, Sława and Szlichtyngowa).

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Nowa Sól County is bordered by Wolsztyn County to the north-east, Wschowa County and Głogów County to the east, Żagań County to the south-west, and Zielona Góra County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Nowa Sól urban 21.6 38,763  
Gmina Kożuchów urban-rural 178.8 15,962 Kożuchów
Gmina Otyń rural 91.6 6,986 Otyń
Gmina Nowa Sól rural 176.2 6,959 Nowa Sól*
Gmina Bytom Odrzański urban-rural 52.4 5,424 Bytom Odrzański
Gmina Nowe Miasteczko urban-rural 77.2 5,377 Nowe Miasteczko
Gmina Siedlisko rural 92.2 3,593 Siedlisko
Gmina Kolsko rural 80.6 3,320 Kolsko
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-03-23.