Poznań County

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Poznań County
Powiat poznański
County
Flag of Poznań County
Flag
Coat of arms of Poznań County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Poznań): 52°24′N 16°55′E / 52.400°N 16.917°E / 52.400; 16.917Coordinates: 52°24′N 16°55′E / 52.400°N 16.917°E / 52.400; 16.917
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Poznań
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,899.61 km2 (733.44 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 341 357
 • Urban 132,048
 • Rural 209,309
Car plates POZ, PZ
Website http://www.powiat.poznan.pl

Poznań County (Polish: powiat poznański) 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 is the city of Poznań, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county's administrative offices (starostwo powiatowe) are in the Jeżyce neighbourhood of Poznań.

Poznań County contains 10 towns: Swarzędz, 11 km (7 mi) east of (central) Poznań, Luboń, 8 km (5 mi) south of Poznań, Mosina, 18 km (11 mi) south of Poznań, Murowana Goślina, 20 km (12 mi) north of Poznań, Puszczykowo, 14 km (9 mi) south of Poznań, Kostrzyn, 21 km (13 mi) east of Poznań, Pobiedziska, 27 km (17 mi) north-east of Poznań, Kórnik, 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Poznań, Buk, 28 km (17 mi) west of Poznań, and Stęszew, 21 km (13 mi) south-west of Poznań.

The county covers an area of 1,899.61 square kilometres (733.4 sq mi). As of 2012 its total population is 341.357, out of which the urban population is 132,048 (Swarzędz 29,894, Luboń 26,935, Mosina 12,150, Murowana Goślina 10,140, Puszczykowo 9,311, Kostrzyn 8,539, Pobiedziska 8,329, Kórnik 6,981, Buk 6,181, Stęszew 5,339), and the rural population is 209,309.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Poznań, Poznań County is also bordered by Oborniki County and Wągrowiec County to the north, Gniezno County and Września County to the east, Środa Wielkopolska County to the south-east, Śrem County and Kościan County to the south, Grodzisk Wielkopolski County and Nowy Tomyśl County to the west, and Szamotuły County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 17 gminas (two urban, eight urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Swarzędz urban-rural 102.0 40,499 Swarzędz
Luboń urban 13.5 26,935  
Gmina Mosina urban-rural 170.9 25,098 Mosina
Gmina Czerwonak rural 82.2 23,692 Czerwonak
Gmina Tarnowo Podgórne rural 101.4 18,690 Tarnowo Podgórne
Gmina Kórnik urban-rural 186.6 17,585 Kórnik
Gmina Pobiedziska urban-rural 189.3 16,382 Pobiedziska
Gmina Murowana Goślina urban-rural 172.1 15,766 Murowana Goślina
Gmina Kostrzyn urban-rural 154.0 15,456 Kostrzyn
Gmina Komorniki rural 66.6 14,353 Komorniki
Gmina Stęszew urban-rural 175.2 13,919 Stęszew
Gmina Dopiewo rural 108.1 13,889 Dopiewo
Gmina Suchy Las rural 116.6 13,219 Suchy Las
Gmina Buk urban-rural 90.3 11,917 Buk
Gmina Rokietnica rural 79.3 9,415 Rokietnica
Puszczykowo urban 16.7 9,311  
Gmina Kleszczewo rural 74.8 5,436 Kleszczewo

Map[edit]

A map of Poznań County. The pink lines indicate the boundaries of towns and gminas.

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