Żnin County

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Żnin County

Powiat żniński
Flag of Żnin County
Coat of arms of Żnin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Żnin): 52°51′N 17°42′E / 52.850°N 17.700°E / 52.850; 17.700Coordinates: 52°51′N 17°42′E / 52.850°N 17.700°E / 52.850; 17.700
Country Poland
 • Total984.55 km2 (380.14 sq mi)
 • Total69,763
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesCZN

Żnin County (Polish: powiat żniński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-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 Żnin, which lies 36 km (22 mi) south-west of Bydgoszcz and 65 km (40 mi) west of Toruń. The county contains three other towns: Barcin, lying 17 km (11 mi) east of Żnin, Łabiszyn, lying 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Żnin, and Janowiec Wielkopolski, 18 km (11 mi) south-west of Żnin.

The county covers an area of 984.55 square kilometres (380.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 69,763, out of which the population of Żnin is 14,052, that of Barcin is 7,810, that of Łabiszyn is 4,473, that of Janowiec Wielkopolski is 4,114, and the rural population is 39,314.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Żnin County is bordered by Nakło County to the north, Bydgoszcz County to the north-east, Inowrocław County to the east, Mogilno County to the south-east, Gniezno County to the south and Wągrowiec County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Żnin urban-rural 251.6 24,089 Żnin
Gmina Barcin urban-rural 121.1 14,791 Barcin
Gmina Łabiszyn urban-rural 166.9 9,435 Łabiszyn
Gmina Janowiec Wielkopolski urban-rural 130.7 9,314 Janowiec Wielkopolski
Gmina Rogowo rural 178.6 6,899 Rogowo
Gmina Gąsawa rural 135.7 5,235 Gąsawa