Bolesławiecki District or Powiat, is to be found in the province of Dolnośląskie in the north-western part of Lower Silesia, Poland. It was established in January 1999 as part of the regions administrative reform with the town of Boleslawiec on the Bobr River, being the seat of authority and is the second largest district out of twentysix within the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. It borders with the Province of Lubuskie and is not far from the international border with Germany and the Czech Republic. About half of Bolesławiecki District is covered by forest.
There is one other town in the Powiat, Nowogrodziec. The county covers an area of 1,303.3 square kilometres or 503.2 sq miles and is 50 km east of the German border at Görlitz.
As at 2006 the total population of the county was 88,343, with the population of Bolesławiec being 40,837, and Nowogrodziec was 4,068, with a rural population of 43,451.
Powiat Bolesławiecki is subdivided into six gminas (one urban, one urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Bolesławiec||rural||288.9||12,410||Bolesławiec *|
|Gmina Warta Bolesławiecka||rural||110.9||7,730||Warta Bolesławiecka|
|* seat not part of the gmina|
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A Powiat (pronounced povyat) is the second level of Polish administrative division, between Voivodships and Communes. As such it is roughly equivalent to counties or districts in the United Kingdom. There is no official equivalent of the name in English.
Some of the towns in a Voivodship can be centres of more than one powiat. The reason is that in several cases the town itself and its surroundings form separate entities of administrative division. This is usually the case for large Polish cities, but can also apply to several smaller towns.
Powiat Bolesławiecki - Dolnośląskie - Poland Travel Guide