Jarocin County

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Jarocin County
Powiat jarociński
Flag of Jarocin County
Coat of arms of Jarocin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Jarocin): 51°58′N 17°30′E / 51.967°N 17.500°E / 51.967; 17.500Coordinates: 51°58′N 17°30′E / 51.967°N 17.500°E / 51.967; 17.500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Jarocin
 • Total 587.7 km2 (226.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 70,390
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban 27,892
 • Rural 42,498
Car plates PJA
Website http://www.powiat-jarocinski.pl

Jarocin County (Polish: powiat jarociński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central 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 Jarocin, which lies 63 kilometres (39 mi) south-east of the regional capital Poznań. The only other town in the county is Żerków, lying 12 km (7 mi) north of Jarocin.

The county covers an area of 587.7 square kilometres (226.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 70,390, out of which the population of Jarocin is 25,834, that of Żerków is 2,058, and the rural population is 42,498.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Jarocin County is bordered by Środa Wielkopolska County and Września County to the north, Pleszew County to the east, Krotoszyn County to the south, and Gostyń County and Śrem County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Jarocin urban-rural 200.2 44,430 Jarocin
Gmina Żerków urban-rural 170.5 10,555 Żerków
Gmina Jaraczewo rural 132.9 8,281 Jaraczewo
Gmina Kotlin rural 84.1 7,124 Kotlin