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Legnica County

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Legnica County

Legnica County (Polish: powiat legnicki) 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 744.6 square kilometres (287.5 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the city of Legnica, although this city is not part of the county (it forms a separate city county, which is an enclave within Legnica County). The only towns in Legnica County are Chojnów and Prochowice.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 52,995, out of which the population of Chojnów is 14,389, the population of Prochowice is 3,702, and the rural population is 34,904.

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Legnica, Legnica County is also bordered by Polkowice County and Lubin County to the north, Wołów County and Środa Śląska County to the east, Jawor County to the south, and Złotoryja County and Bolesławiec County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Chojnów urban 5.3 14,389  
Gmina Chojnów rural 231.2 9,377 Chojnów *
Gmina Prochowice urban-rural 102.6 7,535 Prochowice
Gmina Miłkowice rural 86.4 6,101 Miłkowice
Gmina Kunice rural 92.8 5,053 Kunice
Gmina Legnickie Pole rural 85.4 4,955 Legnickie Pole
Gmina Krotoszyce rural 67.6 2,915 Krotoszyce
Gmina Ruja rural 73.4 2,670 Ruja
* seat not part of the gmina


  • Polish official population figures 2006

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