Polkowice County

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Polkowice County

Powiat polkowicki
Flag of Polkowice County
Coat of arms of Polkowice County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Map of the county
Map of the county
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
 • Total779.93 km2 (301.13 sq mi)
 • Total61,622
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesDPL

Polkowice County (Polish: powiat polkowicki) 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 779.9 square kilometres (301.1 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Polkowice, and it also contains the towns of Chocianów and Przemków.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 61,138, out of which the population of Polkowice is 22,279, that of Chocianów is 8,215, that of Przemków is 6,551, and the rural population is 24,093.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Polkowice County is bordered by Głogów County to the north, Lubin County to the south-east, Legnica County to the south, Bolesławiec County to the south-west and Żagań County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Polkowice urban-rural 158.8 26,034 Polkowice
Gmina Chocianów urban-rural 230.3 12,765 Chocianów
Gmina Przemków urban-rural 108.0 8,826 Przemków
Gmina Grębocice rural 121.9 5,290 Grębocice
Gmina Radwanice rural 84.0 4,374 Radwanice
Gmina Gaworzyce rural 77.0 3,849 Gaworzyce


Coordinates: 51°50′N 16°05′E / 51.833°N 16.083°E / 51.833; 16.083