Koło County

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Koło County
Powiat kolski
County
Flag of Koło County
Flag
Coat of arms of Koło County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Koło): 52°12′N 18°38′E / 52.200°N 18.633°E / 52.200; 18.633Coordinates: 52°12′N 18°38′E / 52.200°N 18.633°E / 52.200; 18.633
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Koło
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,011.03 km2 (390.36 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 88,601
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Urban 33,721
 • Rural 54,880
Car plates PKL
Website http://www.starostwokolskie.pl

Koło County (Polish: powiat kolski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central 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 Koło, which lies 119 kilometres (74 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains three other towns: Kłodawa, 21 km (13 mi) east of Koło, Dąbie, 19 km (12 mi) south-east of Koło, and Przedecz, 21 km (13 mi) north-east of Koło.

The county covers an area of 1,011.03 square kilometres (390.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 88,601, out of which the population of Koło is 23,034, that of Kłodawa is 6,829, that of Dąbie is 2,087, that of Przedecz is 1,771, and the rural population is 54,880.

History[edit]

Unit formed in Kalisz Governorate in 1867, since 1918 in the Second Polish Republic, German Landkreis Warthbrücken during WWII, later in Polish People's Republic, dissolved in 1975, reconstructed in 1998.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Koło County is bordered by Radziejów County and Włocławek County to the north, Kutno County and Łęczyca County to the east, Poddębice County to the south-east, Turek County to the south, and Konin County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (one urban, three urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Koło urban 13.9 23,034  
Gmina Kłodawa urban-rural 129.0 13,307 Kłodawa
Gmina Babiak rural 133.6 7,920 Babiak
Gmina Koło rural 101.9 6,995 Koło *
Gmina Kościelec rural 105.9 6,667 Kościelec
Gmina Dąbie urban-rural 130.1 6,644 Dąbie
Gmina Osiek Mały rural 87.3 5,866 Osiek Mały
Gmina Grzegorzew rural 73.4 5,617 Grzegorzew
Gmina Olszówka rural 81.5 4,757 Olszówka
Gmina Przedecz urban-rural 76.5 4,319 Przedecz
Gmina Chodów rural 78.0 3,475 Chodów
* seat not part of the gmina

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