Wolsztyn County

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Wolsztyn County
Powiat wolsztyński
Coat of arms of Wolsztyn County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Wolsztyn): 52°7′N 16°7′E / 52.117°N 16.117°E / 52.117; 16.117Coordinates: 52°7′N 16°7′E / 52.117°N 16.117°E / 52.117; 16.117
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Wolsztyn
 • Total 680.03 km2 (262.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 54,718
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,557
 • Rural 41,161
Car plates PWL
Website http://www.powiatwolsztyn.pl

Wolsztyn County (Polish: powiat wolsztyński) 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 only town is Wolsztyn, which lies 63 kilometres (39 mi) south-west of the regional capital Poznań.

The county covers an area of 680.03 square kilometres (262.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 54,718, out of which the population of Wolsztyn is 13,557 and the rural population is 41,161.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Wolsztyn County is bordered by Nowy Tomyśl County to the north, Grodzisk Wielkopolski County to the north-east, Kościan County to the east, Leszno County to the south-east, Wschowa County to the south, Nowa Sól County to the south-west and Zielona Góra County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Wolsztyn urban-rural 249.6 29,216 Wolsztyn
Gmina Przemęt rural 225.3 13,494 Przemęt
Gmina Siedlec rural 205.1 12,008 Siedlec