Świdwin County

Świdwin County (Polish: powiat świdwiński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western 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 Świdwin, which lies 89 kilometres (55 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Połczyn-Zdrój, lying 23 km (14 mi) east of Świdwin.

Świdwin County
Powiat świdwiński
Flag of Świdwin County
Coat of arms of Świdwin County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Świdwin): 53°47′N 15°46′E / 53.783°N 15.767°E / 53.783; 15.767Coordinates: 53°47′N 15°46′E / 53.783°N 15.767°E / 53.783; 15.767
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
 • Total1,093.1 km2 (422.0 sq mi)
 • Total48,920
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesZSD
Świdwin - district office

The county covers an area of 1,093.06 square kilometres (422.0 sq mi). As of 2012 its total population is 49,181.[1]

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Świdwin County is bordered by Kołobrzeg County and Białogard County to the north, Szczecinek County to the east, and Drawsko County and Łobez County to the south.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Połczyn-Zdrój urban-rural 343.7 16,016 Połczyn-Zdrój
Świdwin urban 22.5 15,637  
Gmina Świdwin rural 247.3 6,202 Świdwin *
Gmina Sławoborze rural 188.7 4,274 Sławoborze
Gmina Rąbino rural 180.0 3,935 Rąbino
Gmina Brzeżno rural 110.8 2,856 Brzeżno
* seat not part of the gmina