Goleniów County

Goleniów County (Polish: powiat goleniowski) 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 Goleniów, which lies 22 kilometres (14 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The county also contains the towns of Nowogard, lying 24 km (15 mi) north-east of Goleniów, and Maszewo, 19 km (12 mi) south-east of Goleniów.

Goleniów County
Powiat goleniowski
Coat of arms of Goleniów County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Goleniów): 53°33′N 14°49′E / 53.550°N 14.817°E / 53.550; 14.817Coordinates: 53°33′N 14°49′E / 53.550°N 14.817°E / 53.550; 14.817
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
 • Total1,616.99 km2 (624.32 sq mi)
 • Total78,738
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,616.99 square kilometres (624.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 78,738, out of which the population of Goleniów is 22,448, that of Nowogard is 16,745, that of Maszewo is 3,073, and the rural population is 36,472.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Goleniów County is bordered by Kamień County and Gryfice County to the north, Łobez County to the east, Stargard County to the south, the city of Szczecin to the south-west, Police County to the west, and the city of Świnoujście (across the Szczecin Lagoon) to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Goleniów urban-rural 443.1 33,137 Goleniów
Gmina Nowogard urban-rural 338.7 24,510 Nowogard
Gmina Maszewo urban-rural 210.5 8,312 Maszewo
Gmina Przybiernów rural 228.7 5,194 Przybiernów
Gmina Stepnica rural 294.2 4,693 Stepnica
Gmina Osina rural 101.9 2,892 Osina