Gryfino County (Polish: powiat gryfiński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the German border. 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 Gryfino, which lies 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the regional capital Szczecin. The county contains five other towns: Chojna, 32 km (20 mi) south of Gryfino, Mieszkowice, 52 km (32 mi) south of Gryfino, Trzcińsko-Zdrój, 33 km (21 mi) south of Gryfino, Cedynia, 45 km (28 mi) south-west of Gryfino, and Moryń, 44 km (27 mi) south of Gryfino.
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Gryfino): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,869.54 km2 (721.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
The county covers an area of 1,869.54 square kilometres (721.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 82,813, out of which the population of Gryfino is 21,478, that of Chojna is 7,187, that of Mieszkowice is 3,553, that of Trzcińsko-Zdrój is 2,496, that of Cedynia is 1,653, that of Moryń is 1,570, and the rural population is 44,876.
Gryfino County is bordered by Police County and the city of Szczecin to the north, Stargard County and Pyrzyce County to the east, and Myślibórz County to the south-east. It also borders Germany to the west.
The county is subdivided into nine gminas (six urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Stare Czarnowo||rural||153.2||3,871||Stare Czarnowo|