Śrem County

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Śrem County
Powiat śremski
Flag of Śrem County
Coat of arms of Śrem County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Śrem): 52°5′N 17°1′E / 52.083°N 17.017°E / 52.083; 17.017Coordinates: 52°5′N 17°1′E / 52.083°N 17.017°E / 52.083; 17.017
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Śrem
 • Total 574.41 km2 (221.78 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 58,646
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban 34,430
 • Rural 24,216
Car plates PSE
Website http://www.powiat-srem.pl

Śrem County (Polish: powiat śremski) 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 Śrem, which lies 36 kilometres (22 mi) south of the regional capital Poznań. The county also contains the towns of Książ Wielkopolski, lying 15 km (9 mi) east of Śrem, and Dolsk, 12 km (7 mi) south of Śrem.

The county covers an area of 574.41 square kilometres (221.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 58,646, out of which the population of Śrem is 30,227, that of Książ Wielkopolski is 2,724, that of Dolsk is 1,479, and the rural population is 24,216.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Śrem County is bordered by Poznań County to the north, Środa Wielkopolska County to the north-east, Jarocin County to the east, Gostyń County to the south and Kościan County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Śrem urban-rural 205.8 39,841 Śrem
Gmina Książ Wielkopolski urban-rural 147.9 8,429 Książ Wielkopolski
Gmina Dolsk urban-rural 124.8 5,732 Dolsk
Gmina Brodnica rural 95.9 4,644 Brodnica