Człuchów County

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Człuchów County
Powiat człuchowski
County
Flag of Człuchów County
Flag
Coat of arms of Człuchów County
Coat of arms
Location of Człuchów County
Coordinates (Człuchów): 53°39′N 17°22′E / 53.650°N 17.367°E / 53.650; 17.367Coordinates: 53°39′N 17°22′E / 53.650°N 17.367°E / 53.650; 17.367
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Człuchów
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,574.41 km2 (607.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 56,797
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
 • Urban 25,873
 • Rural 30,924
Car plates GCZ
Website http://www.starostwo.czluchow.org.pl/

Człuchów County (Polish: powiat człuchowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern 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 Człuchów, which lies 115 kilometres (71 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Czarne, lying 28 km (17 mi) west of Człuchów, and Debrzno, 16 km (10 mi) south-west of Człuchów.

The county covers an area of 1,574.41 square kilometres (607.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 56,797, out of which the population of Człuchów is 14,597, that of Czarne is 5,917, that of Debrzno is 5,359, and the rural population is 30,924.

Kartuzy
Wejherowo
Puck
Gdynia
Sopot
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
N. Dwór Gd.
Lębork
Słupsk
Słupsk
Tczew
Malbork
Sztum
Kwidzyn
Kościerzyna
Człuchów
Chojnice
Bytów
Starogard
Gdański


Człuchów County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Człuchów County is bordered by Bytów County to the north, Chojnice County to the east, Sępólno County to the south, Złotów County to the south-west and Szczecinek County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into seven gminas (one urban, two urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Człuchów urban 12.5 14,597  
Gmina Człuchów rural 361.7 10,180 Człuchów *
Gmina Debrzno urban-rural 224.2 9,403 Debrzno
Gmina Czarne urban-rural 234.9 9,257 Czarne
Gmina Przechlewo rural 243.9 6,158 Przechlewo
Gmina Rzeczenica rural 274.9 3,721 Rzeczenica
Gmina Koczała rural 222.4 3,481 Koczała
* seat not part of the gmina

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