Ostrów Wielkopolski County
|Ostrów Wielkopolski County|
Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Ostrów Wielkopolski): 51°39′N 17°42′E / 51.650°N 17.700°ECoordinates: 51°39′N 17°42′E / 51.650°N 17.700°E|
|• Total||1,160.65 km2 (448.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
Ostrów Wielkopolski County (Polish: powiat ostrowski) 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 Ostrów Wielkopolski, which lies 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains three other towns: Nowe Skalmierzyce, 22 km (14 mi) east of Ostrów Wielkopolski, Odolanów, 10 km (6 mi) south of Ostrów Wielkopolski, and Raszków, 8 km (5 mi) north of Ostrów Wielkopolski.
The county covers an area of 1,160.65 square kilometres (448.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 158,407, out of which the population of Ostrów Wielkopolski is 72,577, that of Nowe Skalmierzyce is 5,080, that of Odolanów is 4,960, that of Raszków is 2,037, and the rural population is 73,753.
Ostrów Wielkopolski County is bordered by Pleszew County to the north, the city of Kalisz and Kalisz County to the east, Ostrzeszów County to the south-east, Oleśnica County to the south-west, and Milicz County and Krotoszyn County to the west.
The county is subdivided into eight gminas (one urban, three urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Ostrów Wielkopolski||rural||207.0||17,969||Ostrów Wielkopolski *|
|Gmina Nowe Skalmierzyce||urban-rural||125.7||15,169||Skalmierzyce|
|* seat not part of the gmina|