Gostyń County

Gostyń County
Powiat gostyński


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Gostyń): 51°52′45″N 17°0′45″E / 51.87917°N 17.01250°E / 51.87917; 17.01250Coordinates: 51°52′45″N 17°0′45″E / 51.87917°N 17.01250°E / 51.87917; 17.01250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Gostyń
  Total 810.34 km2 (312.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 75,683
  Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
  Urban 31,945
  Rural 43,738
Car plates PGS
Website http://www.powiat.gostyn.pl

Gostyń County (Polish: powiat gostyński) 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 Gostyń, which lies 59 kilometres (37 mi) south of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains four other towns: Krobia, 11 km (7 mi) south of Gostyń, Poniec, 20 km (12 mi) south-west of Gostyń, Borek Wielkopolski, 17 km (11 mi) east of Gostyń, and Pogorzela, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Gostyń.

The county covers an area of 810.34 square kilometres (312.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 75,683, out of which the population of Gostyń is 20,588, that of Krobia is 4,022, that of Poniec is 2,875, that of Borek Wielkopolski is 2,486, that of Pogorzela is 1,974, and the rural population is 43,738.

Neighbouring counties

Gostyń County is bordered by Śrem County to the north, Jarocin County to the east, Krotoszyn County to the south-east, Rawicz County to the south, Leszno County to the west and Kościan County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Gostyń urban-rural 136.9 27,860 Gostyń
Gmina Krobia urban-rural 129.6 12,792 Krobia
Gmina Piaski rural 100.7 8,293 Piaski
Gmina Poniec urban-rural 132.3 7,866 Poniec
Gmina Borek Wielkopolski urban-rural 127.6 7,724 Borek Wielkopolski
Gmina Pępowo rural 86.7 5,991 Pępowo
Gmina Pogorzela urban-rural 96.5 5,157 Pogorzela


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