Świdwin County

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Świdwin County
Powiat świdwiński
County
Flag of Świdwin County
Flag
Coat of arms of Świdwin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Świdwin): 53°47′N 15°46′E / 53.783°N 15.767°E / 53.783; 15.767Coordinates: 53°47′N 15°46′E / 53.783°N 15.767°E / 53.783; 15.767
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
Seat Świdwin
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,093.1 km2 (422.0 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 48,920
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban 24,209
 • Rural 24,711
Car plates ZSD
Website http://www.powiatswidwinski.pl

Świdwin County (Polish: powiat świdwiński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western 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 Świdwin, which lies 89 kilometres (55 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Połczyn-Zdrój, lying 23 km (14 mi) east of Świdwin.

The county covers an area of 1,093.1 square kilometres (422.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 48,920, out of which the population of Świdwin is 15,637, that of Połczyn-Zdrój is 8,572, and the rural population is 24,711.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Świdwin County is bordered by Kołobrzeg County and Białogard County to the north, Szczecinek County to the east, and Drawsko County and Łobez County to the south.

Administrative division[edit]

The county 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 Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Połczyn-Zdrój urban-rural 343.7 16,016 Połczyn-Zdrój
Świdwin urban 22.5 15,637  
Gmina Świdwin rural 247.3 6,202 Świdwin *
Gmina Sławoborze rural 188.7 4,274 Sławoborze
Gmina Rąbino rural 180.0 3,935 Rąbino
Gmina Brzeżno rural 110.8 2,856 Brzeżno
* seat not part of the gmina

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