Dzierżoniów County

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Dzierżoniów County

Powiat dzierżoniowski
Flag of Dzierżoniów County
Coat of arms of Dzierżoniów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
 • Total478.3 km2 (184.7 sq mi)
 • Total104,852
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesDDZ

Dzierżoniów County (Polish: powiat dzierżoniowski) 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. Its administrative seat is the town of Dzierżoniów, and it also contains four other towns: Bielawa, Niemcza, Pieszyce and Piława Górna. The county covers an area of 478.3 square kilometres (184.7 sq mi).

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 104,852. This figure breaks down as follows: Dzierżoniów 34,678, Bielawa 31,219, Pieszyce 9,490, Piława Górna 6,779, Niemcza 3,121, rural areas 19,565.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Dzierżoniów County is bordered by Świdnica County to the north, Wrocław County to the north-east, Strzelin County to the east, Ząbkowice Śląskie County to the south-east, Kłodzko County to the south and Wałbrzych County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Dzierżoniów urban 20.1 34,678  
Bielawa urban 36.2 31,219  
Pieszyce urban 63.6 9,490  
Gmina Dzierżoniów rural 142.1 9,391 Dzierżoniów *
Gmina Łagiewniki rural 124.4 7,268 Łagiewniki
Piława Górna urban 20.9 6,779  
Gmina Niemcza urban-rural 72.1 6,027 Niemcza
* seat not part of the gmina

The highest peaks[edit]

Gory sowie z niedzwiedzicy.JPG


Coordinates: 50°43′N 16°33′E / 50.717°N 16.550°E / 50.717; 16.550