Polkowice County

Polkowice County (Polish: powiat polkowicki) 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 779.9 square kilometres (301.1 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Polkowice, and it also contains the towns of Chocianów and Przemków.

Polkowice County
Powiat polkowicki
Flag of Polkowice County
Coat of arms of Polkowice County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Map of the county
Map of the county
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
SeatPolkowice
Gminas
Area
 • Total779.93 km2 (301.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total62,948
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban
36,479
 • Rural
26,469
Car platesDPL
Websitehttp://www.powiatpolkowicki.pl

As of 2019 the total population of the county is 62,948, out of which the population of Polkowice is 22,480, that of Chocianów is 7,892, that of Przemków is 6,107, and the rural population is 26,469.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Polkowice County is bordered by Głogów County to the north, Lubin County to the south-east, Legnica County to the south, Bolesławiec County to the south-west and Żagań County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Polkowice urban-rural 158.8 27,676 Polkowice
Gmina Chocianów urban-rural 230.3 12,778 Chocianów
Gmina Przemków urban-rural 108.0 8,329 Przemków
Gmina Grębocice rural 121.9 5,358 Grębocice
Gmina Radwanice rural 84.0 4,810 Radwanice
Gmina Gaworzyce rural 77.0 3,997 Gaworzyce

ReferencesEdit

  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.

Coordinates: 51°50′N 16°05′E / 51.833°N 16.083°E / 51.833; 16.083