Location within West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Białogard): Coordinates:|
|• Total||845.36 km2 (326.40 sq mi)|
|• Density||57/km2 (150/sq mi)|
Białogard County (Polish: powiat białogardzki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western 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 Białogard, which lies 113 kilometres (70 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other towns in the county are Karlino, lying 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Białogard, and Tychowo, 20 km (12 mi) south-east of Białogard.
The county covers an area of 845.36 square kilometres (326.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population was 48,241, out of which the population of Białogard was 24,339, that of Karlino 5,794, and the rural population 18,108 (including approximately 2,500 for the population of Tychowo, which became a town in 2010).
The county is subdivided into four gminas (one urban, two urban-rural and one rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Białogard||rural||327.9||7,758||Białogard *|
|* seat not part of the gmina|