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Zwoleń County

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Zwoleń County

Powiat zwoleński
Flag
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Zwoleń): 51°21′25″N 21°35′2″E / 51.35694°N 21.58389°E / 51.35694; 21.58389Coordinates: 51°21′25″N 21°35′2″E / 51.35694°N 21.58389°E / 51.35694; 21.58389
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
SeatZwoleń
Gminas
Area
 • Total571.24 km2 (220.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total36,222
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban
7,698
 • Rural
28,524
Car platesWZW
Websitehttp://www.zwolenpowiat.pl

Zwoleń County (Polish: powiat zwoleński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Masovian Voivodeship, east-central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Zwoleń, which lies 104 kilometres (65 mi) south-east of Warsaw.

The county covers an area of 571.24 square kilometres (220.6 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 36,222, out of which the population of Zwoleń is 7,698, and the rural population is 28,524.[1]

Neighbouring counties

Zwoleń County is bordered by Kozienice County to the north, Puławy County to the east, Opole Lubelskie County to the south-east, Lipsko County to the south and Radom County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Zwoleń urban-rural 161.1 15,104 Zwoleń
Gmina Przyłęk rural 130.9 6,155 Przyłęk
Gmina Policzna rural 112.4 5,541 Policzna
Gmina Tczów rural 72.1 4,906 Tczów
Gmina Kazanów rural 94.8 4,516 Kazanów

Agriculture and cuisine

Zwoleń County is one of the main areas of strawberry cultivation in Poland, which is one of the main strawberry producers in Europe.[2] Zwoleń strawberries and konfitura truskawkowa (a type of traditional Polish strawberry jam) are officially protected traditional foods of the area, as designated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland.[3][4]

Transport

The National roads 12 and 79, and Voivodeship roads 733 and 787 pass through the county.

References

  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  2. ^ "World's top Strawberry Producing Countries". Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Truskawka zwoleńska". Ministerstwo Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi - Portal Gov.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Konfitura truskawkowa". Ministerstwo Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi - Portal Gov.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 3 July 2021.


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