Wrocław County

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Wrocław County
Powiat wrocławski
County
Flag of Wrocław County
Flag
Coat of arms of Wrocław County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Wrocław
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,116.2 km2 (431.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 108,383
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban 16,049
 • Rural 85,864
Car plates DWR
Website http://www.powiatwroclawski.pl

Wrocław County (Polish: powiat wrocławski) 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 1,116 square kilometres (431 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the city of Wrocław, although this city is not part of the county (it forms a separate city county). Wrocław County consists of areas to the east and south of Wrocław (City with county rights), and contains three towns: Sobótka, Kąty Wrocławskie and Siechnice.

As of 2006 the total population of the county is 108,383, out of which the population of Sobótka is 6,842, that of Kąty Wrocławskie is 5,505, that of Siechnice is 3,929, and the rural population is 92,107.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Wrocław, Wrocław County is also bordered by Trzebnica County to the north, Oleśnica County to the east, Oława County to the south-east, Strzelin County to the south, Dzierżoniów County and Świdnica County to the south-west, and Środa Śląska County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Długołęka rural 212.4 20,877 Długołęka
Gmina Kąty Wrocławskie urban-rural 176.5 17,737 Kąty Wrocławskie
Gmina Siechnice urban-rural 98.6 13,552 Siechnice
Gmina Kobierzyce rural 149.1 13,299 Kobierzyce
Gmina Sobótka urban-rural 135.4 12,365 Sobótka
Gmina Czernica rural 84.2 9,284 Czernica
Gmina Żórawina rural 120.1 7,905 Żórawina
Gmina Mietków rural 83.3 3,876 Mietków
Gmina Jordanów Śląski rural 56.6 3,018 Jordanów Śląski

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Coordinates: 51°07′N 17°02′E / 51.117°N 17.033°E / 51.117; 17.033