Ostrów Wielkopolski County

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Not to be confused with Ostrów Mazowiecka County, which has the same name in Polish.
Ostrów Wielkopolski County
Powiat ostrowski
County
Flag of Ostrów Wielkopolski County
Flag
Coat of arms of Ostrów Wielkopolski County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Ostrów Wielkopolski): 51°39′N 17°42′E / 51.650°N 17.700°E / 51.650; 17.700Coordinates: 51°39′N 17°42′E / 51.650°N 17.700°E / 51.650; 17.700
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Ostrów Wielkopolski
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,160.65 km2 (448.13 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 158,407
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Urban 84,654
 • Rural 73,753
Car plates POS
Website http://www.powiat-ostrowski.pl


Ostrów Wielkopolski County (Polish: powiat ostrowski) 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 Ostrów Wielkopolski, which lies 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains three other towns: Nowe Skalmierzyce, 22 km (14 mi) east of Ostrów Wielkopolski, Odolanów, 10 km (6 mi) south of Ostrów Wielkopolski, and Raszków, 8 km (5 mi) north of Ostrów Wielkopolski.

The county covers an area of 1,160.65 square kilometres (448.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 158,407, out of which the population of Ostrów Wielkopolski is 72,577, that of Nowe Skalmierzyce is 5,080, that of Odolanów is 4,960, that of Raszków is 2,037, and the rural population is 73,753.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Ostrów Wielkopolski County is bordered by Pleszew County to the north, the city of Kalisz and Kalisz County to the east, Ostrzeszów County to the south-east, Oleśnica County to the south-west, and Milicz County and Krotoszyn County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Ostrów Wielkopolski urban 42.4 72,577  
Gmina Ostrów Wielkopolski rural 207.0 17,969 Ostrów Wielkopolski *
Gmina Nowe Skalmierzyce urban-rural 125.7 15,169 Skalmierzyce
Gmina Odolanów urban-rural 136.0 13,867 Odolanów
Gmina Przygodzice rural 163.5 11,320 Przygodzice
Gmina Raszków urban-rural 134.5 11,275 Raszków
Gmina Sieroszewice rural 163.5 9,605 Sieroszewice
Gmina Sośnie rural 187.5 6,625 Sośnie
* seat not part of the gmina

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