Turek County

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Turek County
Powiat turecki
County
Coat of arms of Turek County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Turek): 52°1′N 18°30′E / 52.017°N 18.500°E / 52.017; 18.500Coordinates: 52°1′N 18°30′E / 52.017°N 18.500°E / 52.017; 18.500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Turek
Gminas
Area
 • Total 929.4 km2 (358.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 83,635
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Urban 34,206
 • Rural 49,429
Car plates PTU
Website http://www.powiat.turek.pl

Turek County (Polish: powiat turecki) 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 Turek, which lies 117 kilometres (73 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań. The county also contains the towns of Tuliszków, lying 16 km (10 mi) north-west of Turek, and Dobra, 15 km (9 mi) south-east of Turek.

The county covers an area of 929.4 square kilometres (358.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 83,635, out of which the population of Turek is 29,302, that of Tuliszków is 3,393, that of Dobra is 1,511, and the rural population is 49,429.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Turek County is bordered by Koło County to the north, Poddębice County to the east, Sieradz County to the south, Kalisz County to the south-west and Konin County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Turek urban 16.2 29,302  
Gmina Tuliszków urban-rural 149.4 10,510 Tuliszków
Gmina Władysławów rural 90.7 7,807 Władysławów
Gmina Turek rural 109.4 7,605 Turek *
Gmina Malanów rural 107.2 6,451 Malanów
Gmina Dobra urban-rural 131.8 6,368 Dobra
Gmina Brudzew rural 112.7 6,115 Brudzew
Gmina Kawęczyn rural 101.1 5,304 Kawęczyn
Gmina Przykona rural 110.9 4,173 Przykona
* seat not part of the gmina

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