Śrem County

Śrem County
Powiat śremski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Śrem): 52°5′N 17°1′E / 52.083°N 17.017°E / 52.083; 17.017Coordinates: 52°5′N 17°1′E / 52.083°N 17.017°E / 52.083; 17.017
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Śrem
  Total 574.41 km2 (221.78 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 58,646
  Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
  Urban 34,430
  Rural 24,216
Car plates PSE
Website http://www.powiat-srem.pl

Śrem County (Polish: powiat śremski) 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 Śrem, which lies 36 kilometres (22 mi) south of the regional capital Poznań. The county also contains the towns of Książ Wielkopolski, lying 15 km (9 mi) east of Śrem, and Dolsk, 12 km (7 mi) south of Śrem.

The county covers an area of 574.41 square kilometres (221.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 58,646, out of which the population of Śrem is 30,227, that of Książ Wielkopolski is 2,724, that of Dolsk is 1,479, and the rural population is 24,216.

Neighbouring counties

Śrem County is bordered by Poznań County to the north, Środa Wielkopolska County to the north-east, Jarocin County to the east, Gostyń County to the south and Kościan County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Śrem urban-rural 205.8 39,841 Śrem
Gmina Książ Wielkopolski urban-rural 147.9 8,429 Książ Wielkopolski
Gmina Dolsk urban-rural 124.8 5,732 Dolsk
Gmina Brodnica rural 95.9 4,644 Brodnica


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