Rawicz County

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Rawicz County
Powiat rawicki
Coat of arms of Rawicz County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Rawicz): 51°36′33″N 16°51′27″E / 51.60917°N 16.85750°E / 51.60917; 16.85750Coordinates: 51°36′33″N 16°51′27″E / 51.60917°N 16.85750°E / 51.60917; 16.85750
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Rawicz
 • Total 553.23 km2 (213.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 59,375
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban 29,315
 • Rural 30,060
Car plates PRA
Website http://www.powiatrawicki.home.pl

Rawicz County (Polish: powiat rawicki) 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 Rawicz, which lies 88 kilometres (55 mi) south of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains three other towns: Miejska Górka, 9 km (6 mi) north-east of Rawicz, Bojanowo, 13 km (8 mi) north-west of Rawicz, and Jutrosin, 22 km (14 mi) east of Rawicz.

The county covers an area of 553.23 square kilometres (213.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 59,375, out of which the population of Rawicz is 21,301, that of Miejska Górka is 3,128, that of Bojanowo is 3,014, that of Jutrosin is 1,872, and the rural population is 30,060.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Rawicz County is bordered by Gostyń County to the north, Krotoszyn County and Milicz County to the east, Trzebnica County to the south, Góra County to the west, and Leszno County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Rawicz urban-rural 133.6 29,434 Rawicz
Gmina Miejska Górka urban-rural 103.6 9,283 Miejska Górka
Gmina Bojanowo urban-rural 123.5 8,938 Bojanowo
Gmina Jutrosin urban-rural 114.9 7,070 Jutrosin
Gmina Pakosław rural 77.5 4,650 Pakosław