Wągrowiec County

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Wągrowiec County
Powiat wągrowiecki
Flag of Wągrowiec County
Coat of arms of Wągrowiec County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Wągrowiec): 52°48′N 17°12′E / 52.800°N 17.200°E / 52.800; 17.200Coordinates: 52°48′N 17°12′E / 52.800°N 17.200°E / 52.800; 17.200
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
Seat Wągrowiec
 • Total 1,040.8 km2 (401.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 67,606
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban 31,889
 • Rural 35,717
Car plates PWA
Website http://www.wagrowiec.pl

Wągrowiec County (Polish: powiat wągrowiecki) 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 Wągrowiec, which lies 49 kilometres (30 mi) north-east of the regional capital Poznań. The county also contains the towns of Skoki, lying 16 km (10 mi) south of Wągrowiec, and Gołańcz, 18 km (11 mi) north-east of Wągrowiec.

The county covers an area of 1,040.8 square kilometres (401.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 67,606, out of which the population of Wągrowiec is 24,681, that of Skoki is 3,866, that of Gołańcz is 3,342, and the rural population is 35,717.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Wągrowiec County is bordered by Nakło County to the north-east, Żnin County to the east, Gniezno County to the south-east, Poznań County to the south, Oborniki County to the west, and Chodzież County and Piła County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Wągrowiec urban 17.9 24,681  
Gmina Wągrowiec rural 347.8 11,333 Wągrowiec *
Gmina Skoki urban-rural 198.5 8,749 Skoki
Gmina Gołańcz urban-rural 192.1 8,391 Gołańcz
Gmina Mieścisko rural 135.6 5,887 Mieścisko
Gmina Damasławek rural 104.7 5,497 Damasławek
Gmina Wapno rural 44.2 3,068 Wapno
* seat not part of the gmina