Słupca County

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Słupca County
Powiat słupecki
County
Flag of Słupca County
Flag
Coat of arms of Słupca County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Słupca): 52°18′N 17°52′E / 52.300°N 17.867°E / 52.300; 17.867Coordinates: 52°18′N 17°52′E / 52.300°N 17.867°E / 52.300; 17.867
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Słupca
Gminas
Area
 • Total 837.91 km2 (323.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 58,725
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 17,295
 • Rural 41,430
Car plates PSL
Website http://www.powiat-slupca.pl

Słupca County (Polish: powiat słupecki) 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 Słupca, which lies 66 kilometres (41 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań. The only other town in the county is Zagórów, lying 16 km (10 mi) south of Słupca.

The county covers an area of 837.91 square kilometres (323.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 58,725, out of which the population of Słupca is 14,363, that of Zagórów is 2,932, and the rural population is 41,430.

Map of the county 1957 - source: State Archive in Poznań

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Słupca County is bordered by Mogilno County to the north, Konin County to the east, Pleszew County to the south, Września County to the west and Gniezno County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Słupca urban 10.3 14,363  
Gmina Strzałkowo rural 142.4 9,617 Strzałkowo
Gmina Zagórów urban-rural 159.6 9,073 Zagórów
Gmina Słupca rural 144.9 8,974 Słupca *
Gmina Lądek rural 98.3 5,660 Lądek
Gmina Ostrowite rural 104.1 5,069 Ostrowite
Gmina Orchowo rural 98.1 3,892 Orchowo
Gmina Powidz rural 80.2 2,077 Powidz
* seat not part of the gmina

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