Lwówek Śląski County
(powiat lwówecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat
) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship
, south-western Poland
. It was created on January 1
as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. The county covers an area of . Its administrative seat is the town of Lwówek Śląski
, and it also contains the towns of Gryfów Śląski
As at 2006 the total population of the county is 48,144, out of which the population of Lwówek Śląski is 9,687, that of Gryfów Śląski is 7,128, that of Mirsk is 4,136, that of Wleń is 1,884, that of Lubomierz is 1,818, and the rural population is 23,491.
Lwówek Śląski County is bordered by Lubań County
to the west, Bolesławiec County
to the north, Złotoryja County
to the east and Jelenia Góra County
to the south. It also borders the Czech Republic
to the south.
The county is subdivided into five gminas
(all of them urban-rural, centred on the five towns). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.