Koszalin County

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Koszalin County
Powiat koszaliński
Flag of Koszalin County
Coat of arms of Koszalin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Koszalin): 54°11′N 16°11′E / 54.183°N 16.183°E / 54.183; 16.183Coordinates: 54°11′N 16°11′E / 54.183°N 16.183°E / 54.183; 16.183
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
Seat Koszalin
 • Total 1,669.09 km2 (644.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 64,087
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,956
 • Rural 50,131
Car plates ZKO
Website http://www.powiat.koszalin.pl

Koszalin County (Polish: powiat koszaliński) 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 the city of Koszalin, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains three towns: Sianów, 10 km (6 mi) north-east of Koszalin, Bobolice, 37 km (23 mi) south-east of Koszalin, and Polanów, 35 km (22 mi) east of Koszalin.

The county covers an area of 1,669.09 square kilometres (644.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 64,087, out of which the population of Sianów is 6,543, that of Bobolice is 4,446, that of Polanów is 2,967, and the rural population is 50,131.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Koszalin, Koszalin County is also bordered by Sławno County, Słupsk County and Bytów County to the east, Szczecinek County and Białogard County to the south, and Kołobrzeg County to the west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Sianów urban-rural 226.8 13,251 Sianów
Gmina Bobolice urban-rural 367.7 9,905 Bobolice
Gmina Będzino rural 180.9 9,287 Będzino
Gmina Polanów urban-rural 393.1 9,194 Polanów
Gmina Manowo rural 188.6 6,322 Manowo
Gmina Świeszyno rural 132.6 5,621 Świeszyno
Gmina Biesiekierz rural 116.9 5,439 Biesiekierz
Gmina Mielno rural 62.5 5,068 Mielno