Białogard County

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Białogard County
Powiat białogardzki
County
Flag of Białogard County
Flag
Coat of arms of Białogard County
Coat of arms
Location within West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Location within West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Białogard): 54°0′N 15°59′E / 54.000°N 15.983°E / 54.000; 15.983Coordinates: 54°0′N 15°59′E / 54.000°N 15.983°E / 54.000; 15.983
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
Seat Białogard
Gminas
Area
 • Total 845.36 km2 (326.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 48,241
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 30,133
 • Rural 18,108
Car plates ZBI
Website http://www.powiat-bialogard.pl

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).

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Białogard County is bordered by Koszalin County to the north, Szczecinek County to the south-east, Świdwin County to the south and Kołobrzeg County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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 Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Białogard urban 25.7 24,339  
Gmina Karlino urban-rural 141.0 9,168 Karlino
Gmina Białogard rural 327.9 7,758 Białogard *
Gmina Tychowo urban-rural 350.7 6,976 Tychowo
* seat not part of the gmina

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