Świebodzin County

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Świebodzin County

Powiat świebodziński
Flag of Świebodzin County
Coat of arms of Świebodzin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Świebodzin): 52°15′N 15°32′E / 52.250°N 15.533°E / 52.250; 15.533Coordinates: 52°15′N 15°32′E / 52.250°N 15.533°E / 52.250; 15.533
Country Poland
 • Total937.45 km2 (361.95 sq mi)
 • Total55,989
 • Density60/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesFSW

Świebodzin County (Polish: powiat świebodziński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lubusz Voivodeship, western 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 Świebodzin, which lies 35 km (22 mi) north of Zielona Góra and 57 km (35 mi) south of Gorzów Wielkopolski. The only other town in the county is Zbąszynek, lying 20 km (12 mi) east of Świebodzin.

The county covers an area of 937.45 square kilometres (362.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 55,989, out of which the population of Świebodzin is 21,679, that of Zbąszynek is 5,087, and the rural population is 29,223.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Świebodzin County is bordered by Międzyrzecz County to the north, Nowy Tomyśl County to the east, Zielona Góra County to the south, Krosno Odrzańskie County to the south-west and Sulęcin County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Świebodzin urban-rural 227.4 29,774 Świebodzin
Gmina Zbąszynek urban-rural 94.4 8,376 Zbąszynek
Gmina Skąpe rural 181.3 5,414 Skąpe
Gmina Łagów rural 199.2 5,135 Łagów
Gmina Szczaniec rural 112.9 3,946 Szczaniec
Gmina Lubrza rural 122.3 3,344 Lubrza