Zgorzelec County

Zgorzelec County (Polish: powiat zgorzelecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. It is situated in the extreme south-west of Poland, bordering both Germany and the Czech Republic. The county covers an area of 838.1 square kilometres (323.6 sq mi). Its administrative seat is Zgorzelec, on the German border; the other towns in the county are Bogatynia, Pieńsk, Zawidów and Węgliniec.

Zgorzelec County

Powiat zgorzelecki
Flag of Zgorzelec County
Flag
Coat of arms of Zgorzelec County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
SeatZgorzelec
Gminas
Area
 • Total838.11 km2 (323.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total89,612
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban
60,664
 • Rural
28,948
Car platesDZG
Websitehttp://www.powiat.zgorzelec.pl

As of 2019 the total population of the county is 89,612. The most populated towns are Zgorzelec with 30,374 inhabitants and Bogatynia with 17,436 inhabitants.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Zgorzelec County is bordered by Żary County and Żagań County to the north, and Bolesławiec County and Lubań County to the east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south and Germany to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Zgorzelec urban 15.9 30,374  
Gmina Bogatynia urban-rural 136.2 23,083 Bogatynia
Gmina Pieńsk urban-rural 110.3 9,068 Pieńsk
Gmina Zgorzelec rural 136.0 8,504 Zgorzelec*
Gmina Węgliniec urban-rural 338.4 8,351 Węgliniec
Gmina Sulików rural 95.2 6,052 Sulików
Zawidów urban 6.1 4,180  
* seat not part of the gmina

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 2020-02-14.

Coordinates: 51°09′01″N 15°00′31″E / 51.15028°N 15.00861°E / 51.15028; 15.00861