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Lubań County

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Lubań County

Lubań County
Powiat lubański
County
Flag of Lubań County
Flag
Coat of arms of Lubań County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Lubań
Gminas
Area
 • Total 428.19 km2 (165.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 57,061
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Urban 36,229
 • Rural 20,832
Car plates DLB
Website http://www.powiatluban.home.pl

Lubań County (Polish: powiat lubański) 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 428.2 square kilometres (165.3 sq mi). Its administrative seat and largest town is Lubań. The county also contains the towns of Olszyna, Leśna and Świeradów-Zdrój.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 57,061, out of which the population of Lubań is 22,137, that of Olszyna is 4,786, that of Leśna is 4,752, that of Świeradów-Zdrój is 4,554, and the rural population is 20,832.

Neighbouring counties

Lubań County is bordered by Zgorzelec County to the west, Bolesławiec County to the north-east and Lwówek Śląski County to the east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Lubań urban 16.1 22,137  
Gmina Leśna urban-rural 104.5 10,739 Leśna
Gmina Olszyna urban-rural 47.2 6,881 Olszyna
Gmina Lubań rural 142.2 6,482 Lubań *
Świeradów-Zdrój urban 20.7 4,554  
Gmina Siekierczyn rural 49.6 4,517 Siekierczyn
Gmina Platerówka rural 47.9 1,751 Platerówka
* seat not part of the gmina

References

  • Polish official population figures 2006


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