Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Kołobrzeg): Coordinates:|
|• Total||725.86 km2 (280.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
Kołobrzeg County (Polish: powiat kołobrzeski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Baltic coast. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is Kołobrzeg, which lies on the coast 106 kilometres (66 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. Its only other town is Gościno.
The county covers an area of 725.86 square kilometres (280.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population was 76,089, out of which the population of Kołobrzeg was 44,794 and the rural population was 31,295.
Kołobrzeg County is bordered by Koszalin County to the east, Białogard County to the south-east, Świdwin County and Łobez County to the south, and Gryfice County to the south-west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north.
The county is subdivided into seven gminas (one urban, one urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Kołobrzeg||rural||144.8||9,176||Kołobrzeg *|
|Gmina Ustronie Morskie||rural||57.3||3,613||Ustronie Morskie|
|* seat not part of the gmina|