Police County

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Police County
Powiat policki
County
Flag of Police County
Flag
Coat of arms of Police County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Police): 53°32′N 14°34′E / 53.533°N 14.567°E / 53.533; 14.567Coordinates: 53°32′N 14°34′E / 53.533°N 14.567°E / 53.533; 14.567
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
Seat Police
Gminas
Area
 • Total 664.16 km2 (256.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 64,147
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban 35,454
 • Rural 28,693
Car plates ZPL
Website http://www.powiat.policki.pl

Police County (Polish: powiat policki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Polish-German border. 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 Police, which lies 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Nowe Warpno, lying 29 km (18 mi) north-west of Police.

Brick Gothic Chapel (15th century) in The Chrobry Square in The Police Old Town.

The county covers an area of 664.16 square kilometres (256.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 64,147, out of which the population of Police is 34,284, that of Nowe Warpno is 1,170 and the rural population is 28,693.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Police County is bordered by the city of Świnoujście (across the Szczecin Lagoon) to the north, and by Goleniów County, the city of Szczecin and Gryfino County to the east. It also borders Germany to the west (districts Vorpommern-Greifswald and Uckermark).

There is a common bus transport system in Police and Szczecin.

Police County has road connections with:

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Police urban-rural 251.4 41,417 Police
Gmina Dobra rural 110.3 12,361 Dobra
Gmina Kołbaskowo rural 105.4 8,835 Kołbaskowo
Gmina Nowe Warpno urban-rural 197.1 1,534 Nowe Warpno

Nature, sights and tourist attractions[edit]

Ruin of Augustinians' cloister in Police - Jasienica (14th century).

Historical buildings in the area include:

References[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Aischmann, Bernd: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, die Stadt Stettin ausgenommen, Thomas Helms Verlag, Schwerin 2008. ISBN 978-3-935749-89-3