Kołobrzeg County

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Kołobrzeg County
Powiat kołobrzeski
Flag of Kołobrzeg County
Coat of arms of Kołobrzeg County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Kołobrzeg): 54°10′N 15°34′E / 54.167°N 15.567°E / 54.167; 15.567Coordinates: 54°10′N 15°34′E / 54.167°N 15.567°E / 54.167; 15.567
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
Seat Kołobrzeg
 • Total 725.86 km2 (280.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 76,089
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban 44,794
 • Rural 31,295
Car plates ZKL
Website http://www.powiat.kolobrzeg.pl

Kołobrzeg County (Polish: powiat kołobrzeski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Baltic coast. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is Kołobrzeg, which lies on the coast 106 kilometres (66 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. Its only other town is Gościno.

The county covers an area of 725.86 square kilometres (280.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population was 76,089, out of which the population of Kołobrzeg was 44,794 and the rural population was 31,295.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Kołobrzeg County is bordered by Koszalin County to the east, Białogard County to the south-east, Świdwin County and Łobez County to the south, and Gryfice County to the south-west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Kołobrzeg urban 25.7 44,794  
Gmina Kołobrzeg rural 144.8 9,176 Kołobrzeg *
Gmina Dygowo rural 128.6 5,605 Dygowo
Gmina Gościno urban-rural 116.0 5,136 Gościno
Gmina Rymań rural 146.1 4,183 Rymań
Gmina Ustronie Morskie rural 57.3 3,613 Ustronie Morskie
Gmina Siemyśl rural 107.4 3,582 Siemyśl
* seat not part of the gmina
County seat (starostwo powiatowe)