Wschowa County

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Wschowa County
Powiat wschowski
Flag of Wschowa County
Coat of arms of Wschowa County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Wschowa): 51°48′N 16°18′E / 51.800°N 16.300°E / 51.800; 16.300Coordinates: 51°48′N 16°18′E / 51.800°N 16.300°E / 51.800; 16.300
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
Seat Wschowa
 • Total 624.82 km2 (241.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 38,958
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban 19,814
 • Rural 19,144
Car plates FWS

Wschowa County (Polish: powiat wschowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lubusz Voivodeship, western Poland. It was created in 2002 out of three gminas which previously belonged to Nowa Sól County. Its administrative seat and largest town is Wschowa, which lies 57 km (35 mi) east of Zielona Góra and 126 km (78 mi) south-east of Gorzów Wielkopolski. The county also contains the towns of Sława, lying 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Wschowa, and Szlichtyngowa, 10 km (6 mi) south of Wschowa.

The county covers an area of 624.82 square kilometres (241.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 38,958, out of which the population of Wschowa is 14,573, that of Sława is 3,893, that of Szlichtyngowa is 1,348, and the rural population is 19,144.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Wschowa County is bordered by Wolsztyn County to the north, Leszno County to the east, Góra County to the south-east, Głogów County to the south-west and Nowa Sól County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into three gminas (all urban-rural, centred on the three towns). These are listed in the following table (in descending order of population).

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Wschowa urban-rural 198.3 21,698 Wschowa
Gmina Sława urban-rural 326.8 12,151 Sława
Gmina Szlichtyngowa urban-rural 99.7 5,109 Szlichtyngowa