Zgorzelec County

Zgorzelec County
Powiat zgorzelecki


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Zgorzelec
  Total 838.11 km2 (323.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 94,408
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
  Urban 65,276
  Rural 29,132
Car plates DZG
Website http://www.powiat.zgorzelec.pl

Zgorzelec County (Polish: powiat zgorzelecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. It is situated in the extreme south-west of Poland, bordering both Germany and the Czech Republic. The county covers an area of 838.1 square kilometres (323.6 sq mi). Its administrative seat is Zgorzelec, on the German border; the other towns in the county are Bogatynia, Pieńsk, Zawidów and Węgliniec.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 94,408, of which the population of Zgorzelec is 32,925, that of Bogatynia is 19,068, that of Pieńsk is 5,799, that of Zawidów is 4,412, that of Węgliniec is 3,072, and the rural population is 29,132.

Neighbouring counties

Zgorzelec County is bordered by Żary County and Żagań County to the north, and Bolesławiec County and Lubań County to the east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south and Germany to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Zgorzelec urban 15.9 32,925  
Gmina Bogatynia urban-rural 136.2 25,209 Bogatynia
Gmina Pieńsk urban-rural 110.3 9,272 Pieńsk
Gmina Węgliniec urban-rural 338.4 8,775 Węgliniec
Gmina Zgorzelec rural 136.0 7,889 Zgorzelec *
Gmina Sulików rural 95.2 5,926 Sulików
Zawidów urban 6.1 4,412  
* seat not part of the gmina


Coordinates: 51°09′01″N 15°00′31″E / 51.15028°N 15.00861°E / 51.15028; 15.00861

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