Grodzisk Wielkopolski County
() is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat
) in Greater Poland Voivodeship
, west-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 largest town is Grodzisk Wielkopolski
, which lies south-west of the regional capital Poznań
. The county also contains the towns of Rakoniewice
, lying south-west of Grodzisk Wielkopolski, and Wielichowo
, south of Grodzisk Wielkopolski.
The county covers an area of . As of 2006 its total population is 49,444, out of which the population of Grodzisk Wielkopolski is 13,703, that of Rakoniewice is 3,253, that of Wielichowo is 1,765, and the rural population is 30,723.
Grodzisk Wielkopolski County is bordered by Poznań County
to the east, Kościan County
to the south-east, Wolsztyn County
to the south-west and Nowy Tomyśl County
to the west.
The county is subdivided into five gminas
(three urban-rural and two rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
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