Rypin County

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Rypin County

Powiat rypiński
Coat of arms of Rypin County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Rypin): 53°4′N 19°27′E / 53.067°N 19.450°E / 53.067; 19.450Coordinates: 53°4′N 19°27′E / 53.067°N 19.450°E / 53.067; 19.450
Country Poland
 • Total587.08 km2 (226.67 sq mi)
 • Total44,306
 • Density75/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesCRY

Rypin County (Polish: powiat rypiński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-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 only town is Rypin, which lies 56 km (35 mi) east of Toruń and 98 km (61 mi) east of Bydgoszcz.

The county covers an area of 587.08 square kilometres (226.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 44,306, out of which the population of Rypin is 16,565 and the rural population is 27,741.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Rypin County is bordered by Brodnica County to the north, Żuromin County to the east, Sierpc County to the south-east, Lipno County to the south-west and Golub-Dobrzyń County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Rypin urban 11.0 16,565  
Gmina Rypin rural 131.9 7,423 Rypin *
Gmina Skrwilno rural 124.4 6,109 Skrwilno
Gmina Brzuze rural 86.3 5,368 Brzuze
Gmina Rogowo rural 139.8 4,677 Rogowo
Gmina Wąpielsk rural 93.8 4,164 Wąpielsk
* seat not part of the gmina