Pleszew County

Pleszew County
Powiat pleszewski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Pleszew): 51°53′N 17°47′E / 51.883°N 17.783°E / 51.883; 17.783Coordinates: 51°53′N 17°47′E / 51.883°N 17.783°E / 51.883; 17.783
Country Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Pleszew
  Total 711.91 km2 (274.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 61,951
  Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
  Urban 17,787
  Rural 44,164
Car plates PPL

Pleszew County (Polish: powiat pleszewski) 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 only town is Pleszew, which lies 83 kilometres (52 mi) south-east of the regional capital Poznań.

The county covers an area of 711.91 square kilometres (274.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 61,951, out of which the population of Pleszew is 17,787 and the rural population is 44,164.

Neighbouring counties

Pleszew County is bordered by Września County and Słupca County to the north, Konin County to the north-east, the city of Kalisz and Kalisz County to the south-east, Ostrów Wielkopolski County to the south, Krotoszyn County to the south-west, and Jarocin County to the west.

Administrative divisions

The county is subdivided into six gminas (one urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.[1]

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Pleszew urban-rural 180.2 29,790 Pleszew
Gmina Gołuchów rural 135.5 9,703 Gołuchów
Gmina Dobrzyca rural 117.0 8,239 Dobrzyca
Gmina Czermin rural 97.8 4,811 Czermin
Gmina Chocz rural 73.4 4,780 Chocz
Gmina Gizałki rural 108.6 4,628 Gizałki


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