Bolesławiec County

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Bolesławiec County
Powiat bolesławiecki
County
Flag of Bolesławiec County
Flag
Coat of arms of Bolesławiec County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Bolesławiec): 51°16′N 15°34′E / 51.267°N 15.567°E / 51.267; 15.567
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Bolesławiec
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,303.3 km2 (503.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 88,343
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 44,892
 • Rural 43,451
Car plates DBL
Website http://www.powiatboleslawiecki.pl

Bolesławiec County (Polish: powiat bolesławiecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, southwestern 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 town of Bolesławiec, famed for its pottery, and its only other town is Nowogrodziec. The county covers an area of 1,303.3 square kilometres (503.2 sq mi).

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 88,343, of which the population of Bolesławiec is 40,837, that of Nowogrodziec is 4,068, and the rural population is 43,451.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Bolesławiec County is bordered by Żagań County to the north, Polkowice County to the north-east, Legnica County and Złotoryja County to the east, Lwówek Śląski County to the south, Lubań County to the south-west, and Zgorzelec County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Bolesławiec urban 23.6 40,837  
Gmina Nowogrodziec urban-rural 176.3 14,724 Nowogrodziec
Gmina Bolesławiec rural 288.9 12,410 Bolesławiec *
Gmina Warta Bolesławiecka rural 110.9 7,730 Warta Bolesławiecka
Gmina Osiecznica rural 437.1 7,092 Osiecznica
Gmina Gromadka rural 267.3 5,550 Gromadka
* seat not part of the gmina

Population[edit]

Cities[edit]

City Population
(1999)
Population
(2000)
Population
(2001)
Population
(2002)
Population
(2003)
Population
(2004)
Population
(2005)
Population
(2006)
Bolesławiec 43 791 43 608 43 523 41 371 41 263 41 117 40 984 40 679
Nowogrodziec 4 070 4 085 4 069 4 110 4 086 4 058 4 056 4 068

Gminas[edit]

Gmina Type Population
(1999)
Population
(2000)
Population
(2001)
Population
(2002)
Population
(2003)
Population
(2004)
Population
(2005)
Population
(2006)
Bolesławiec rural 11 425 11 558 11 668 12 079 12 164 12 190 12 289 12 542
Gromadka rural 5 867 5 877 5 821 5 613 5 642 5 613 5 586 5 565
Nowogrodziec urban-rural 14 793 14 820 14 843 14 689 14 717 14 736 14 729 14 779
Osiecznica rural 6 365 6 616 6 744 6 895 6 974 7 077 7 064 7 068
Warta Bolesławiecka rural 7 519 7 546 7 542 7 485 7 548 7 645 7 689 7 868

References[edit]


Coordinates: 51°16′N 15°34′E / 51.267°N 15.567°E / 51.267; 15.567