Chodzież County

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Chodzież County
Powiat chodzieski
County
Flag of Chodzież County
Flag
Coat of arms of Chodzież County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Chodzież): 52°59′N 16°54′E / 52.983°N 16.900°E / 52.983; 16.900Coordinates: 52°59′N 16°54′E / 52.983°N 16.900°E / 52.983; 16.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Chodzież
Gminas
Area
 • Total 680.58 km2 (262.77 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 46,967
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 26,875
 • Rural 20,092
Car plates PCH
Website http://www.powiat-chodzieski.pl/

Chodzież County (Polish: powiat chodzieski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-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 Chodzież, which lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań. The county also contains the towns of Szamocin, lying 16 km (10 mi) east of Chodzież, and Margonin, 13 km (8 mi) east of Chodzież.

The county covers an area of 680.58 square kilometres (262.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 46,967, out of which the population of Chodzież is 19,652, that of Szamocin is 4,267, that of Margonin is 2,956, and the rural population is 20,092.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Chodzież County is bordered by Piła County to the north, Wągrowiec County to the south-east, Oborniki County to the south and Czarnków-Trzcianka County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into five gminas (one urban, 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
Chodzież urban 12.8 19,652  
Gmina Budzyń rural 207.6 8,202 Budzyń
Gmina Szamocin urban-rural 125.5 7,292 Szamocin
Gmina Margonin urban-rural 122.0 6,414 Margonin
Gmina Chodzież rural 212.7 5,407 Chodzież *
* seat not part of the gmina

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