Oborniki County

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Oborniki County
Powiat obornicki
County
Coat of arms of Oborniki County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Oborniki): 52°39′N 16°49′E / 52.650°N 16.817°E / 52.650; 16.817Coordinates: 52°39′N 16°49′E / 52.650°N 16.817°E / 52.650; 16.817
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Oborniki
Gminas
Area
 • Total 712.65 km2 (275.16 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 55,976
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban 28,755
 • Rural 27,221
Car plates POB
Website http://oborniki.starostwo.gov.pl/

Oborniki County (Polish: powiat obornicki) 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 Oborniki, which lies 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań. The only other town in the county is Rogoźno, lying 17 km (11 mi) north-east of Oborniki.

The county covers an area of 712.65 square kilometres (275.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 55,976, out of which the population of Oborniki is 17,850, that of Rogoźno is 10,905, and the rural population is 27,221.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

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

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Oborniki urban-rural 340.2 31,541 Oborniki
Gmina Rogoźno urban-rural 218.0 17,322 Rogoźno
Gmina Ryczywół rural 154.5 7,113 Ryczywół

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