Jawor County

Jawor County
Powiat jaworski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Jawor
  Total 581.25 km2 (224.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 52,058
  Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
  Urban 29,727
  Rural 22,331
Car plates DJA
Website http://www.powiat-jawor.org.pl

Jawor County (Polish: powiat jaworski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. The county covers an area of 581.2 square kilometres (224.4 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Jawor; the only other town in the county is Bolków.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 52,058, out of which the population of Jawor is 24,347, the population of Bolków is 5,380, and the rural population is 22,331.

Neighbouring counties

Jawor County is bordered by Legnica County to the north, Środa Śląska County to the east, Świdnica County to the south-east, Wałbrzych County and Kamienna Góra County to the south, and Jelenia Góra County and Złotoryja County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Jawor urban 18.8 24,347  
Gmina Bolków urban-rural 152.9 11,047 Bolków
Gmina Męcinka rural 147.8 4,761 Męcinka
Gmina Wądroże Wielkie rural 89.2 4,045 Wądroże Wielkie
Gmina Mściwojów rural 71.8 4,034 Mściwojów
Gmina Paszowice rural 100.8 3,824 Paszowice


Coordinates: 51°03′N 16°11′E / 51.050°N 16.183°E / 51.050; 16.183

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