Gryfice County

Gryfice County (Polish: powiat gryficki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Baltic coast. 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 Gryfice, which lies 69 kilometres (43 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The county also contains the towns of Trzebiatów, lying 17 km (11 mi) north of Gryfice, and Płoty, 13 km (8 mi) south of Gryfice.

Gryfice County
Powiat gryficki
Flag of Gryfice County
Coat of arms of Gryfice County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Gryfice): 53°54′53″N 15°11′55″E / 53.91472°N 15.19861°E / 53.91472; 15.19861Coordinates: 53°54′53″N 15°11′55″E / 53.91472°N 15.19861°E / 53.91472; 15.19861
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
 • Total1,018.19 km2 (393.13 sq mi)
 • Total60,773
 • Density60/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesZGY
The building of the municipality and district

The county covers an area of 1,018.19 square kilometres (393.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 60,773, out of which the population of Gryfice is 16,702, that of Trzebiatów is 10,113, that of Płoty is 4,142, and the rural population is 29,816.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Gryfice County is bordered by Kołobrzeg County to the east, Łobez County to the south-east, Goleniów County to the south-west and Kamień County to the west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north.

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 Gryfice urban-rural 261.6 23,487 Gryfice
Gmina Trzebiatów urban-rural 225.4 16,803 Trzebiatów
Gmina Płoty urban-rural 238.8 9,212 Płoty
Gmina Karnice rural 133.1 4,172 Karnice
Gmina Brojce rural 118.1 3,658 Brojce
Gmina Rewal rural 41.1 3,441 Rewal