Góra County

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Góra County
Powiat górowski
Coat of arms of Góra County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Góra
 • Total 738.11 km2 (284.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 36,556
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban 15,402
 • Rural 21,154
Car plates DGR
Website http://www.powiatgora.pl/

Góra County (Polish: powiat górowski) 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 738.11 square kilometres (285.0 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Góra; the only other town in the county is Wąsosz.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 36,556, out of which the population of Góra is 12,574, the population of Wąsosz is 2,828, and the rural population is 21,154.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Góra County is bordered by Leszno County to the north, Rawicz County to the east, Trzebnica County to the south-east, Wołów County to the south, Lubin County to the south-west, Głogów County to the west and Wschowa County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Góra urban-rural 268.7 20,876 Góra
Gmina Wąsosz urban-rural 193.6 7,444 Wąsosz
Gmina Niechlów rural 152.0 5,140 Niechlów
Gmina Jemielno rural 123.8 3,096 Jemielno


Coordinates: 51°40′N 16°33′E / 51.667°N 16.550°E / 51.667; 16.550