Wschowa County

Wschowa County (Polish: powiat wschowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lubusz Voivodeship, western Poland. It was created in 2002 out of three gminas which previously belonged to Nowa Sól County. Its administrative seat and largest town is Wschowa, which lies 57 km (35 mi) east of Zielona Góra and 126 km (78 mi) south-east of Gorzów Wielkopolski. The county also contains the towns of Sława, lying 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Wschowa, and Szlichtyngowa, 10 km (6 mi) south of Wschowa.

Wschowa County

Powiat wschowski
Flag of Wschowa County
Flag
Coat of arms of Wschowa County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Wschowa): 51°48′N 16°18′E / 51.800°N 16.300°E / 51.800; 16.300Coordinates: 51°48′N 16°18′E / 51.800°N 16.300°E / 51.800; 16.300
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLubusz
SeatWschowa
Gminas
Area
 • Total624.82 km2 (241.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total38,960
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban
19,474
 • Rural
19,486
Car platesFWS
Websitehttp://wschowa.info/

The county covers an area of 624.82 square kilometres (241.2 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 38,960, out of which the population of Wschowa is 13,875, that of Sława is 4,321, that of Szlichtyngowa is 1,278, and the rural population is 19,486.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

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

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Wschowa urban-rural 198.3 21,162 Wschowa
Gmina Sława urban-rural 326.8 12,745 Sława
Gmina Szlichtyngowa urban-rural 99.7 5,053 Szlichtyngowa

ReferencesEdit

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