Żagań County

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Żagań County
Powiat żagański
Flag of Żagań County
Coat of arms of Żagań County
Coat of arms
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; 15.317Coordinates: 51°37′N 15°19′E / 51.617°N 15.317°E / 51.617; 15.317
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
Seat Żagań
 • Total 1,131.29 km2 (436.79 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 82,226
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban 50,245
 • Rural 31,981
Car plates FZG
Website http://www.powiatzaganski.pl

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 2006 its total population is 82,226, out of which the population of Żagań is 26,580, that of Szprotawa is 12,613, that of Iłowa is 3,975, that of Małomice is 3,623, that of Gozdnica is 3,454, and the rural population is 31,981.

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 26,580  
Gmina Szprotawa urban-rural 232.3 21,732 Szprotawa
Gmina Iłowa urban-rural 153.1 7,111 Iłowa
Gmina Żagań rural 281.1 7,019 Żagań *
Gmina Małomice urban-rural 79.5 5,443 Małomice
Gmina Niegosławice rural 136.1 4,695 Niegosławice
Gmina Brzeźnica rural 122.2 3,743 Brzeźnica
Gozdnica urban 24.0 3,454  
Gmina Wymiarki rural 63.1 2,449 Wymiarki
* seat not part of the gmina