Wieluń County

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Wieluń County
Powiat wieluński
County
Flag of Wieluń County
Flag
Coat of arms of Wieluń County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Wieluń): 51°13′21″N 18°34′26″E / 51.22250°N 18.57389°E / 51.22250; 18.57389Coordinates: 51°13′21″N 18°34′26″E / 51.22250°N 18.57389°E / 51.22250; 18.57389
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
Seat Wieluń
Gminas
Area
 • Total 927.69 km2 (358.18 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 78,260
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban 24,347
 • Rural 53,913
Car plates EWI
Website http://www.powiat.wielun.pl

Wieluń County (Polish: powiat wieluński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Łódź Voivodeship, 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 only town is Wieluń, which lies 88 kilometres (55 mi) south-west of the regional capital Łódź.

The county covers an area of 927.69 square kilometres (358.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 78,260, out of which the population of Wieluń is 24,347 and the rural population is 53,913.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Wieluń County is bordered by Sieradz County to the north, Łask County to the north-east, Bełchatów County and Pajęczno County to the east, Kłobuck County to the south-east, Olesno County to the south, and Wieruszów County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban-rural and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Wieluń urban-rural 131.2 32,882 Wieluń
Gmina Wierzchlas rural 119.2 6,651 Wierzchlas
Gmina Pątnów rural 114.3 6,452 Pątnów
Gmina Biała rural 75.0 5,503 Biała
Gmina Mokrsko rural 77.8 5,446 Mokrsko
Gmina Osjaków rural 100.7 4,780 Osjaków
Gmina Ostrówek rural 101.6 4,642 Ostrówek
Gmina Czarnożyły rural 69.9 4,591 Czarnożyły
Gmina Konopnica rural 83.1 3,897 Konopnica
Gmina Skomlin rural 55.0 3,416 Skomlin

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