- Świdnica County
name = Świdnica County
image_shield = POL powiat świdnicki (dolnośląski) COA.svg
parts = Total 8 (incl. 2 urban)|p1=
Świdnica|p2= Świebodzice|p3= Gmina Dobromierz|p4= Gmina Jaworzyna Śląska|p5= Gmina Marcinowice|p6= Gmina Strzegom|p7=Gmina Świdnica|p8= Gmina Żarów
area_total_km2 = 742.89
population_total = 160337
population_as_of = 2006
population_density_km2 = auto
__NOTOC__Świdnica County ( _pl. powiat świdnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (
powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. The county covers an area of convert|742.9|km2|sqmi|1. Its administrative seat is Świdnica, and it also contains the towns of Świebodzice, Strzegom, Jaworzyna Śląskaand Żarów.
As at 2006 the total population of the county is 160,337, out of which the population of Świdnica is 60,354, that of Świebodzice is 23,126, that of Strzegom is 16,782, that of Żarów is 6,902, that of Jaworzyna Śląska is 5,240, and the rural population is 47,933.
Świdnica County is bordered by
Środa Śląska Countyto the north, Wrocław Countyto the north-east, Dzierżoniów Countyto the south, Wałbrzych Countyto the south-west and Jawor Countyto the north-west.
The county is subdivided into eight
gminas (two urban, three urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
* [http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_655_PLK_HTML.htm Polish official population figures 2006]
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