Złotoryja County

Złotoryja County
Powiat złotoryjski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Złotoryja
  Total 575.45 km2 (222.18 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 45,744
  Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
  Urban 22,882
  Rural 22,862
Car plates DZL
Website http://www.powiat-zlotoryja.pl

Złotoryja County (Polish: powiat złotoryjski) 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 575.45 square kilometres (222.2 sq mi). Its administrative seat is Złotoryja, and it also contains the towns of Wojcieszów and Świerzawa.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 45,744, out of which the population of Złotoryja is 16,503, that of Wojcieszów is 3,940, that of Świerzawa is 2,439, and the rural population is 22,862.

Neighbouring counties

Złotoryja County is bordered by Legnica County to the north-east, Jawor County to the east, Jelenia Góra County to the south, and Lwówek Śląski County and Bolesławiec County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Złotoryja urban 11.5 16,503  
Gmina Świerzawa urban-rural 157.7 7,808 Świerzawa
Gmina Złotoryja rural 145.1 7,065 Złotoryja *
Gmina Zagrodno rural 122.1 5,684 Zagrodno
Gmina Pielgrzymka rural 105.2 4,744 Pielgrzymka
Wojcieszów urban 32.2 3,940  
* seat not part of the gmina


Coordinates: 51°08′N 15°55′E / 51.133°N 15.917°E / 51.133; 15.917

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