Międzychód County

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Międzychód County
Powiat międzychodzki
Flag of Międzychód County
Coat of arms of Międzychód County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Międzychód): 52°36′N 15°53′E / 52.600°N 15.883°E / 52.600; 15.883Coordinates: 52°36′N 15°53′E / 52.600°N 15.883°E / 52.600; 15.883
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Międzychód
 • Total 736.66 km2 (284.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 36,329
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban 16,914
 • Rural 19,415
Car plates PMI
Website http://www.powiat-miedzychodzki.pl

Międzychód County (Polish: powiat międzychodzki) 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 Międzychód, which lies 74 kilometres (46 mi) west of the regional capital Poznań. The only other town in the county is Sieraków, lying 16 km (10 mi) east of Międzychód.

The county covers an area of 736.66 square kilometres (284.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 36,329, out of which the population of Międzychód is 10,920, that of Sieraków is 5,994, and the rural population is 19,415.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Międzychód County is bordered by Czarnków-Trzcianka County to the north-east, Szamotuły County to the east, Nowy Tomyśl County to the south, Międzyrzecz County to the south-west and Strzelce-Drezdenko County to the north-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 Międzychód urban-rural 307.2 18,290 Międzychód
Gmina Sieraków urban-rural 203.3 8,649 Sieraków
Gmina Kwilcz rural 141.8 6,097 Kwilcz
Gmina Chrzypsko Wielkie rural 84.3 3,293 Chrzypsko Wielkie