Kamień County

Kamień County (Polish: powiat kamieński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Baltic coast. It existed from 1944 to 1975 and was re-established in its current form on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Kamień Pomorski, which lies 63 kilometres (39 mi) north of the regional capital Szczecin. The county contains four other towns: Międzyzdroje, 23 km (14 mi) west of Kamień Pomorski, Wolin, 19 km (12 mi) south-west of Kamień Pomorski, Dziwnów, 6 km (4 mi) north-west of Kamień Pomorski, and Golczewo, 21 km (13 mi) south-east of Kamień Pomorski.

Kamień County
Powiat kamieński
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Kamień Pomorski): 53°58′11″N 14°47′9″E / 53.96972°N 14.78583°E / 53.96972; 14.78583Coordinates: 53°58′11″N 14°47′9″E / 53.96972°N 14.78583°E / 53.96972; 14.78583
Country Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
SeatKamień Pomorski
Gminas
Area
 • Total1,006.65 km2 (388.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total47,604
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
25,121
 • Rural
22,483
Car platesZKA
Websitehttp://www.powiatkamienski.pl/

The county covers an area of 1,006.65 square kilometres (388.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 47,604, out of which the population of Kamień Pomorski is 9,134, that of Misdroy is 5,436, that of Wolin is 4,878, that of Dziwnów is 2,949, that of Golczewo is 2,724, and the rural population is 22,483.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Kamień County is bordered by Gryfice County to the east, Goleniów County to the south and the city of Świnoujście to the west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Kamień Pomorski urban-rural 208.6 14,389 Kamień Pomorski
Gmina Wolin urban-rural 327.4 12,351 Wolin
Gmina Międzyzdroje urban-rural 117.2 6,477 Międzyzdroje
Gmina Golczewo urban-rural 175.4 6,065 Golczewo
Gmina Świerzno rural 140.2 4,174 Świerzno
Gmina Dziwnów urban-rural 37.9 4,148 Dziwnów

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