Zielona Góra County

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Zielona Góra County
Powiat zielonogórski
County
Flag of Zielona Góra County
Flag
Coat of arms of Zielona Góra County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Zielona Góra): 51°56′23″N 15°30′18″E / 51.93972°N 15.50500°E / 51.93972; 15.50500Coordinates: 51°56′23″N 15°30′18″E / 51.93972°N 15.50500°E / 51.93972; 15.50500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
Seat Zielona Góra
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,570.64 km2 (606.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 89,543
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 34,827
 • Rural 54,716
Car plates FZI
Website http://www.powiat-zielonogorski.pl

Zielona Góra County (Polish: powiat zielonogórski) 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 is the city of Zielona Góra, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains five towns: Sulechów, which lies 18 km (11 mi) north-east of Zielona Góra, Nowogród Bobrzański, which lies 25 km (16 mi) south-west of Zielona Góra, Babimost, which lies 32 km (20 mi) north-east of Zielona Góra, Czerwieńsk, which lies 11 km (7 mi) north-west of Zielona Góra, and Kargowa, 29 km (18 mi) north-east of Zielona Góra.

The county covers an area of 1,570.64 square kilometres (606.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 89,543, out of which the population of Sulechów is 17,862, that of Nowogród Bobrzański is 5,036, that of Babimost is 4,150, that of Czerwieńsk is 4,138, that of Kargowa is 3,641, and the rural population is 54,716.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra County is also bordered by Świebodzin County to the north, Nowy Tomyśl County to the north-east, Wolsztyn County to the east, Nowa Sól County to the south-east, Żagań County to the south, Żary County to the south-west and Krosno Odrzańskie County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (five urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Sulechów urban-rural 236.0 26,397 Sulechów
Gmina Zielona Góra rural 220.5 16,238 Zielona Góra *
Gmina Czerwieńsk urban-rural 195.9 9,500 Czerwieńsk
Gmina Nowogród Bobrzański urban-rural 259.4 9,230 Nowogród Bobrzański
Gmina Babimost urban-rural 92.8 6,507 Babimost
Gmina Świdnica rural 160.8 5,769 Świdnica
Gmina Kargowa urban-rural 128.5 5,752 Kargowa
Gmina Zabór rural 93.3 3,549 Zabór
Gmina Bojadła rural 102.6 3,387 Bojadła
Gmina Trzebiechów rural 81.0 3,214 Trzebiechów
* seat not part of the gmina

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Zielona Gora
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(34)
2
(35)
7
(45)
11
(52)
17
(63)
20
(68)
22
(71)
22
(71)
17
(63)
12
(54)
6
(42)
3
(37)
12
(53)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(27)
−3
(27)
1
(33)
4
(39)
9
(48)
12
(54)
14
(57)
14
(57)
11
(51)
6
(43)
2
(35)
−1
(30)
6
(42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38
(1.5)
36
(1.4)
36
(1.4)
43
(1.7)
58
(2.3)
64
(2.5)
79
(3.1)
74
(2.9)
43
(1.7)
41
(1.6)
43
(1.7)
46
(1.8)
599
(23.6)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Zielona Gora, Poland". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.