Nowa Sól County

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Nowa Sól County

Powiat nowosolski
Flag of Nowa Sól County
Coat of arms of Nowa Sól County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Nowa Sól): 51°48′N 15°43′E / 51.800°N 15.717°E / 51.800; 15.717Coordinates: 51°48′N 15°43′E / 51.800°N 15.717°E / 51.800; 15.717
Country Poland
SeatNowa Sól
 • Total770.58 km2 (297.52 sq mi)
 • Total86,773
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesFNW

Nowa Sól County (Polish: powiat nowosolski) 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 and largest town is Nowa Sól, which lies 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Zielona Góra and 109 km (68 mi) south of Gorzów Wielkopolski. The county contains three other towns: Kożuchów, lying 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Nowa Sól, Bytom Odrzański, lying 11 km (7 mi) south-east of Nowa Sól, and Nowe Miasteczko, 13 km (8 mi) south of Nowa Sól.

The county covers an area of 770.58 square kilometres (297.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 86,773, out of which the population of Nowa Sól is 40,351, that of Kożuchów is 9,592, that of Bytom Odrzański is 4,365, that of Nowe Miasteczko is 2,828, and the rural population is 29,637.

From 1999 until 2002, Nowa Sól County also included the areas which now comprise Wschowa County (the towns and gminas of Wschowa, Sława and Szlichtyngowa).

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Nowa Sól County is bordered by Wolsztyn County to the north-east, Wschowa County and Głogów County to the east, Żagań County to the south-west, and Zielona Góra County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Nowa Sól urban 21.6 40,351  
Gmina Kożuchów urban-rural 178.8 15,993 Kożuchów
Gmina Nowa Sól rural 176.2 6,619 Nowa Sól *
Gmina Otyń rural 91.6 6,175 Otyń
Gmina Nowe Miasteczko urban-rural 77.2 5,512 Nowe Miasteczko
Gmina Bytom Odrzański urban-rural 52.4 5,359 Bytom Odrzański
Gmina Siedlisko rural 92.2 3,492 Siedlisko
Gmina Kolsko rural 80.6 3,272 Kolsko
* seat not part of the gmina