Ostrzeszów County

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Ostrzeszów County
Powiat ostrzeszowski
Flag of Ostrzeszów County
Coat of arms of Ostrzeszów County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Ostrzeszów): 51°24′N 18°0′E / 51.400°N 18.000°E / 51.400; 18.000Coordinates: 51°24′N 18°0′E / 51.400°N 18.000°E / 51.400; 18.000
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Ostrzeszów
 • Total 772.37 km2 (298.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 54,490
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 18,343
 • Rural 36,147
Car plates POT
Website http://www.powiatostrzeszowski.pl

Ostrzeszów County (Polish: powiat ostrzeszowski) 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 Ostrzeszów, which lies 134 kilometres (83 mi) south-east of the regional capital Poznań. The county also contains the towns of Grabów nad Prosną, lying 14 km (9 mi) north-east of Ostrzeszów, and Mikstat, 15 km (9 mi) north of Ostrzeszów.

The county covers an area of 772.37 square kilometres (298.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 54,490, out of which the population of Ostrzeszów is 14,536, that of Grabów nad Prosną is 1,967, that of Mikstat is 1,840, and the rural population is 36,147.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Ostrzeszów County is bordered by Kalisz County to the north, Sieradz County to the east, Wieruszów County to the south-east, Kępno County to the south, Oleśnica County to the west and Ostrów Wielkopolski County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Ostrzeszów urban-rural 187.5 23,346 Ostrzeszów
Gmina Grabów nad Prosną urban-rural 123.6 7,837 Grabów nad Prosną
Gmina Mikstat urban-rural 87.2 6,187 Mikstat
Gmina Kobyla Góra rural 129.0 5,779 Kobyla Góra
Gmina Doruchów rural 99.3 5,136 Doruchów
Gmina Kraszewice rural 75.1 3,621 Kraszewice
Gmina Czajków rural 70.8 2,584 Czajków