Milicz County

Milicz County
Powiat milicki


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Milicz
  Total 715.01 km2 (276.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 36,845
  Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
  Urban 12,004
  Rural 24,841
Car plates DMI

Milicz County (Polish: powiat milicki) 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 715 square kilometres (276.1 sq mi). Its administrative seat and only town is Milicz.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 36,845, out of which the population of Milicz is 12,004 and the rural population is 24,841.

The Milicz County is made up of three boroughs: Milicz, Krośnice, and Cieszków. The district is famous for its forests and ponds. The Milicz Ponds built in the 13th century by the Cistercian monks are nowadays the biggest centre of carp-culture in Poland. The unique flora and fauna of this region were the main reason for which the Nature Centre "the Barycz Valley" was set up here. The Milicz County provides suitable conditions for development of small and average businesses. The county possesses also many grounds prepared for investments - in order to encourage new investors, the local authorities offer them tax privileges. The most important investment carried out over the last few years is the enlargement of the local hospital. The institution opened in 1999 is now a modern establishment providing patients with medical services. The hospital, which has 240 beds at its disposal, possesses 9 common and specialistic departments. The institution has also specialistic dispensaries offering services in the fields of common surgery, traumatology, orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology, alergology, ophthalmology and treatment of glaucoma, otolaryngology, treatment of tuberculosis, and illnesses of lungs.

Neighbouring counties

Milicz County is bordered by Krotoszyn County to the north, Ostrów Wielkopolski County to the east, Oleśnica County and Trzebnica County to the south, and Rawicz County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Milicz urban-rural 435.61 24,254 Milicz
Gmina Krośnice rural 178.73 7,987 Krośnice
Gmina Cieszków rural 100.67 4,604 Cieszków


Coordinates: 51°32′N 17°17′E / 51.533°N 17.283°E / 51.533; 17.283

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