Człuchów County

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Człuchów County
Powiat człuchowski
County
Flag of Człuchów County
Flag
Coat of arms of Człuchów County
Coat of arms
Location of Człuchów County
Coordinates (Człuchów): 53°39′N 17°22′E / 53.650°N 17.367°E / 53.650; 17.367Coordinates: 53°39′N 17°22′E / 53.650°N 17.367°E / 53.650; 17.367
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
SeatCzłuchów
Gminas
Area
 • Total1,574.41 km2 (607.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total56,797
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
 • Urban25,873
 • Rural30,924
Car platesGCZ
Websitehttp://www.starostwo.czluchow.org.pl/

Człuchów County (Polish: powiat człuchowski) 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 Człuchów, which lies 115 kilometres (71 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Czarne, lying 28 km (17 mi) west of Człuchów, and Debrzno, 16 km (10 mi) south-west of Człuchów.

The county covers an area of 1,574.41 square kilometres (607.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 56,797, out of which the population of Człuchów is 14,597, that of Czarne is 5,917, that of Debrzno is 5,359, and the rural population is 30,924.


Człuchów County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Człuchów County is bordered by Bytów County to the north, Chojnice County to the east, Sępólno County to the south, Złotów County to the south-west and Szczecinek County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Człuchów urban 12.5 14,597  
Gmina Człuchów rural 361.7 10,180 Człuchów *
Gmina Debrzno urban-rural 224.2 9,403 Debrzno
Gmina Czarne urban-rural 234.9 9,257 Czarne
Gmina Przechlewo rural 243.9 6,158 Przechlewo
Gmina Rzeczenica rural 274.9 3,721 Rzeczenica
Gmina Koczała rural 222.4 3,481 Koczała
* seat not part of the gmina

County affiliation[edit]

In the years 1945-1999, the area of the Człuchów county exceptionally frequently changed its administrative affiliation:

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