Bytów County

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Bytów County
Powiat bytowski
Flag of Bytów County
Coat of arms of Bytów County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Bytów): 54°8′N 17°30′E / 54.133°N 17.500°E / 54.133; 17.500Coordinates: 54°8′N 17°30′E / 54.133°N 17.500°E / 54.133; 17.500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Bytów
 • Total 2,192.81 km2 (846.65 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 75,313
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
 • Urban 27,702
 • Rural 47,611
Car plates GBY

Bytów County (Kashubian: bëtowsczi pòwiat, Polish: powiat bytowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern 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 Bytów, which lies 79 kilometres (49 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Miastko, lying 37 km (23 mi) west of Bytów.

The county covers an area of 2,192.81 square kilometres (846.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 75,313, out of which the population of Bytów is 16,715, that of Miastko is 10,987, and the rural population is 47,611.

Bytów County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Bytów County is bordered by Słupsk County to the north, Lębork County to the north-east, Kartuzy County and Kościerzyna County to the east, Chojnice County and Człuchów County to the south, and Szczecinek County and Koszalin County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (two urban-rural and eight rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Bytów urban-rural 197.4 23,568 Bytów
Gmina Miastko urban-rural 466.8 19,765 Miastko
Gmina Czarna Dąbrówka rural 298.3 5,626 Czarna Dąbrówka
Gmina Lipnica rural 309.6 4,796 Lipnica
Gmina Kołczygłowy rural 173.3 4,321 Kołczygłowy
Gmina Tuchomie rural 106.5 3,915 Tuchomie
Gmina Trzebielino rural 225.5 3,716 Trzebielino
Gmina Studzienice rural 176.0 3,408 Studzienice
Gmina Parchowo rural 130.9 3,407 Parchowo
Gmina Borzytuchom rural 108.6 2,791 Borzytuchom