Gorzów County

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Gorzów County

Powiat gorzowski
Flag of Gorzów County
Coat of arms of Gorzów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Gorzów Wielkopolski): 52°44′N 15°15′E / 52.733°N 15.250°E / 52.733; 15.250Coordinates: 52°44′N 15°15′E / 52.733°N 15.250°E / 52.733; 15.250
Country Poland
SeatGorzów Wielkopolski
 • Total1,213.32 km2 (468.47 sq mi)
 • Total65,546
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesFGW

Gorzów County (Polish: powiat gorzowski) 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 is the city of Gorzów Wielkopolski, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only towns in Gorzów County are Kostrzyn nad Odrą, which lies 43 km (27 mi) west of Gorzów Wielkopolski, and Witnica, 25 km (16 mi) west of Gorzów Wielkopolski.

The county covers an area of 1,213.32 square kilometres (468.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 65,546, out of which the population of Kostrzyn nad Odrą is 17,725, that of Witnica is 6,849, and the rural population is 40,972.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Gorzów Wielkopolski, Gorzów County is also bordered by Strzelce-Drezdenko County to the north-east, Międzyrzecz County to the south-east, Sulęcin County to the south, Słubice County to the south-west and Myślibórz County to the north-west. It also borders Brandenburg in Germany.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Kostrzyn nad Odrą urban 46.2 17,725  
Gmina Witnica urban-rural 278.3 13,021 Witnica
Gmina Santok rural 168.3 7,570 Santok
Gmina Deszczno rural 168.4 7,493 Deszczno
Gmina Lubiszyn rural 205.3 6,743 Lubiszyn
Gmina Bogdaniec rural 112.1 6,667 Bogdaniec
Gmina Kłodawa rural 234.8 6,327 Kłodawa