Piła County

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Piła County
Powiat pilski
County
Flag of Piła County
Flag
Coat of arms of Piła County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Piła): 53°9′N 16°44′E / 53.150°N 16.733°E / 53.150; 16.733Coordinates: 53°9′N 16°44′E / 53.150°N 16.733°E / 53.150; 16.733
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Piła
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,267.1 km2 (489.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 137,099
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban 90,099
 • Rural 47,000
Car plates PP
Website http://www.powiat.pila.pl

Piła County (Polish: powiat pilski) 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 Piła, which lies 85 kilometres (53 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains four other towns: Wyrzysk, 36 km (22 mi) east of Piła, Ujście, 10 km (6 mi) south of Piła, Łobżenica, 37 km (23 mi) east of Piła, and Wysoka, 25 km (16 mi) east of Piła.

The county covers an area of 1,267.1 square kilometres (489.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 137,099, out of which the population of Piła is 75,044, that of Wyrzysk is 5,234, that of Ujście is 3,899, that of Łobżenica is 3,172, that of Wysoka is 2,750, and the rural population is 47,000.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Piła County is bordered by Złotów County to the north, Sępólno County and Nakło County to the east, Wągrowiec County to the south-east, Chodzież County and Czarnków-Trzcianka County to the south, and Wałcz County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Piła urban 102.7 75,044  
Gmina Wyrzysk urban-rural 160.8 14,132 Wyrzysk
Gmina Łobżenica urban-rural 190.7 9,853 Łobżenica
Gmina Ujście urban-rural 126.0 8,009 Ujście
Gmina Szydłowo rural 267.5 7,594 Szydłowo
Gmina Kaczory rural 150.0 7,526 Kaczory
Gmina Wysoka urban-rural 123.0 6,890 Wysoka
Gmina Białośliwie rural 75.7 4,847 Białośliwie
Gmina Miasteczko Krajeńskie rural 70.7 3,204 Miasteczko Krajeńskie

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