Wołów County

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Wołów County
Powiat wołowski
County
Flag of Wołów County
Flag
Coat of arms of Wołów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Wołów
Gminas
Area
 • Total 675 km2 (261 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 47,445
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 25,072
 • Rural 22,373
Car plates DWL
Website http://www.powiatwolowski.pl/

Wołów County (Polish: powiat wołowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. The county covers an area of 675 square kilometres (261 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Wołów, although the county also contains the slightly larger town of Brzeg Dolny.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 47,445, out of which the population of Wołów is 12,286, the population of Brzeg Dolny is 12,786, and the rural population is 22,373.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Wołów County is bordered by Góra County to the north, Trzebnica County to the east, Środa Śląska County to the south, and Legnica County and Lubin County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Wołów urban-rural 331.1 22,572 Wołów
Gmina Brzeg Dolny urban-rural 94.4 16,215 Brzeg Dolny
Gmina Wińsko rural 249.5 8,658 Wińsko

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°20′29″N 16°37′42″E / 51.34139°N 16.62833°E / 51.34139; 16.62833