Człuchów County

Człuchów County (Polish: powiat człuchowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern 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 Człuchów, which lies 115 kilometres (71 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Czarne, lying 28 km (17 mi) west of Człuchów, and Debrzno, 16 km (10 mi) south-west of Człuchów.

Człuchów County

Powiat człuchowski
Flag of Człuchów County
Coat of arms of Człuchów County
Coat of arms
Location of Człuchów County
Coordinates (Człuchów): 53°39′N 17°22′E / 53.650°N 17.367°E / 53.650; 17.367Coordinates: 53°39′N 17°22′E / 53.650°N 17.367°E / 53.650; 17.367
Country Poland
 • Total1,574.41 km2 (607.88 sq mi)
 • Total56,225
 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,574.41 square kilometres (607.9 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 56,225, out of which the population of Człuchów is 13,649, that of Czarne is 5,932, that of Debrzno is 5,096, and the rural population is 30,924.[1]

Człuchów County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Człuchów County is bordered by Bytów County to the north, Chojnice County to the east, Sępólno County to the south, Złotów County to the south-west and Szczecinek County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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
Człuchów urban 12.5 13,649  
Gmina Człuchów rural 361.7 11,116 Człuchów *
Gmina Czarne urban-rural 234.9 9,101 Czarne
Gmina Debrzno urban-rural 224.2 9,037 Debrzno
Gmina Przechlewo rural 243.9 6,331 Przechlewo
Gmina Rzeczenica rural 274.9 3,624 Rzeczenica
Gmina Koczała rural 222.4 3,367 Koczała
* seat not part of the gmina

County affiliationEdit

In the years 1945-1999, the area of the Człuchów county exceptionally frequently changed its administrative affiliation:

External linksEdit


  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". Retrieved 2020-09-14.