Żagań County

Coordinates: 51°37′N 15°19′E / 51.617°N 15.317°E / 51.617; 15.317
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Żagań County
Powiat żagański
Flag of Żagań County
Coat of arms of Żagań County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Żagań): 51°37′N 15°19′E / 51.617°N 15.317°E / 51.617; 15.317
Country Poland
 • Total1,131.29 km2 (436.79 sq mi)
 • Total79,297
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesFZG

Żagań County (Polish: powiat żagański) 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 Żagań, which lies 39 km (24 mi) south of Zielona Góra and 124 km (77 mi) south of Gorzów Wielkopolski. The county contains four other towns: Szprotawa, lying 14 km (9 mi) south-east of Żagań, Iłowa, lying 15 km (9 mi) south-west of Żagań, Małomice, lying 12 km (7 mi) south-east of Żagań, and Gozdnica, 25 km (16 mi) south-west of Żagań.

The county covers an area of 1,131.29 square kilometres (436.8 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 79,297. The most populated towns are Żagań with 25,731 inhabitants and Szprotawa with 11,820 inhabitants.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Żagań County is bordered by Zielona Góra County to the north, Nowa Sól County to the north-east, Głogów County and Polkowice County to the east, Bolesławiec County and Zgorzelec County to the south, and Żary County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Żagań urban 39.9 25,731  
Gmina Szprotawa urban-rural 232.3 20,684 Szprotawa
Gmina Żagań rural 281.1 7,324 Żagań*
Gmina Iłowa urban-rural 153.1 6,881 Iłowa
Gmina Małomice urban-rural 79.5 5,181 Małomice
Gmina Niegosławice rural 136.1 4,413 Niegosławice
Gmina Brzeźnica rural 122.2 3,759 Brzeźnica
Gozdnica urban 24.0 3,036  
Gmina Wymiarki rural 63.1 2,288 Wymiarki
* seat not part of the gmina


  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-03-23.