Gryfino County

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.

Gryfino County
Powiat gryfiński
Flag of Gryfino County
Coat of arms of Gryfino County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Gryfino): 53°15′N 14°29′E / 53.250°N 14.483°E / 53.250; 14.483Coordinates: 53°15′N 14°29′E / 53.250°N 14.483°E / 53.250; 14.483
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
 • Total1,869.54 km2 (721.83 sq mi)
 • Total82,813
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesZGR

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.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

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.

Administrative divisionEdit

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 Type Area
Gmina Gryfino urban-rural 253.6 31,284 Gryfino
Gmina Chojna urban-rural 332.9 13,960 Chojna
Gmina Mieszkowice urban-rural 238.7 7,457 Mieszkowice
Gmina Banie rural 205.8 6,350 Banie
Gmina Trzcińsko-Zdrój urban-rural 170.5 5,690 Trzcińsko-Zdrój
Gmina Widuchowa rural 209.6 5,562 Widuchowa
Gmina Cedynia urban-rural 180.4 4,343 Cedynia
Gmina Moryń urban-rural 124.9 4,296 Moryń
Gmina Stare Czarnowo rural 153.2 3,871 Stare Czarnowo