Also known as Jawor County, this is a unit of territorial administration and local government, situated in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland. It was created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Polish Local Government reforms that were passed in 1998.
The county covers an area of 581.2 square kilometres, 224.4 sq miles. It’s administrative seat is the town of Jawor with the only other town in the county being Bolków.
TAs at 2006 the total population of the county was 52,058, out of which the population of Jawor was 24,347 and Bolków was 5,380 with the rural population being 22,331.
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.
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