Sulęcin County

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Sulęcin County

Powiat sulęciński
Flag of Sulęcin County
Coat of arms of Sulęcin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Sulęcin): 52°27′N 15°7′E / 52.450°N 15.117°E / 52.450; 15.117Coordinates: 52°27′N 15°7′E / 52.450°N 15.117°E / 52.450; 15.117
Country Poland
 • Total1,177.43 km2 (454.61 sq mi)
 • Total35,329
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesFSU

Sulęcin County (Polish: powiat sulęciński) 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 Sulęcin, which lies 33 km (21 mi) south of Gorzów Wielkopolski and 63 km (39 mi) north-west of Zielona Góra. The county also contains the towns of Torzym, lying 16 km (10 mi) south of Sulęcin, and Lubniewice, 12 km (7 mi) north-east of Sulęcin.

The county covers an area of 1,177.43 square kilometres (454.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 35,329, out of which the population of Sulęcin is 9,972, that of Torzym is 2,456, that of Lubniewice is 1,929, and the rural population is 20,972.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Sulęcin County is bordered by Gorzów County to the north, Międzyrzecz County to the east, Świebodzin County to the south-east, Krosno Odrzańskie County to the south and Słubice County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Sulęcin urban-rural 319.7 16,173 Sulęcin
Gmina Torzym urban-rural 374.9 6,796 Torzym
Gmina Słońsk rural 158.9 4,752 Słońsk
Gmina Krzeszyce rural 194.2 4,547 Krzeszyce
Gmina Lubniewice urban-rural 129.8 3,061 Lubniewice