Jelenia Góra County

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Jelenia Góra County

Powiat jeleniogórski
Flag of Jelenia Góra County
Coat of arms of Jelenia Góra County
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Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
SeatJelenia Góra
 • Total628.21 km2 (242.55 sq mi)
 • Total63,865
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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Jelenia Góra County (Polish: powiat jeleniogórski) 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.

The county covers an area of 628.2 square kilometres (242.5 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the city of Jelenia Góra, although this city is not part of the county (it forms a separate city county, which is an enclave within Jelenia Góra County). There are four towns within the county: Karpacz, Szklarska Poręba, Kowary and Piechowice. The first two of these are major ski resorts.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 63,817, out of which the population of the towns totals 30,475, and the rural population is 33,342.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Jelenia Góra, Jelenia Góra County is bordered by Lwówek Śląski County and Złotoryja County to the north, and Jawor County and Kamienna Góra County to the east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south and west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Kowary urban 37.4 11,824  
Gmina Mysłakowice rural 88.8 9,990 Mysłakowice
Gmina Podgórzyn rural 82.5 7,833 Podgórzyn
Szklarska Poręba urban 75.4 7,094  
Piechowice urban 43.2 6,494  
Gmina Jeżów Sudecki rural 94.4 6,303 Jeżów Sudecki
Gmina Stara Kamienica rural 110.5 5,150 Stara Kamienica
Karpacz urban 38.0 5,063  
Gmina Janowice Wielkie rural 58.1 4,066 Janowice Wielkie


Coordinates: 50°54′13″N 15°43′58″E / 50.90361°N 15.73278°E / 50.90361; 15.73278