Lwówek Śląski County

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Lwówek Śląski County
Powiat lwówecki
Coat of arms of Lwówek Śląski County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Lwówek Śląski
 • Total 709.94 km2 (274.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 48,144
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 24,653
 • Rural 23,491
Car plates DLW

Lwówek Śląski County (Polish: powiat lwówecki) 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 709.9 square kilometres (274.1 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Lwówek Śląski, and it also contains the towns of Gryfów Śląski, Mirsk, Wleń and Lubomierz.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 48,144, out of which the population of Lwówek Śląski is 9,687, that of Gryfów Śląski is 7,128, that of Mirsk is 4,136, that of Wleń is 1,884, that of Lubomierz is 1,818, and the rural population is 23,491.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Lwówek Śląski County is bordered by Lubań County to the west, Bolesławiec County to the north, Złotoryja County to the east and Jelenia Góra County to the south. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into five gminas (all of them urban-rural, centred on the five towns). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Lwówek Śląski urban-rural 240.4 18,189 Lwówek Śląski
Gmina Gryfów Śląski urban-rural 66.6 10,316 Gryfów Śląski
Gmina Mirsk urban-rural 186.6 9,098 Mirsk
Gmina Lubomierz urban-rural 130.4 5,933 Lubomierz
Gmina Wleń urban-rural 86.0 4,608 Wleń


Coordinates: 51°7′N 15°35′E / 51.117°N 15.583°E / 51.117; 15.583