Pyrzyce County

Pyrzyce County (Polish: powiat pyrzycki) 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 Pyrzyce, which lies 38 kilometres (24 mi) south-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Lipiany, lying 16 km (10 mi) south of Pyrzyce.

Pyrzyce County
Powiat pyrzycki
Flag of Pyrzyce County
Coat of arms of Pyrzyce County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Pyrzyce): 53°8′N 14°53′E / 53.133°N 14.883°E / 53.133; 14.883Coordinates: 53°8′N 14°53′E / 53.133°N 14.883°E / 53.133; 14.883
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
 • Total725.71 km2 (280.20 sq mi)
 • Total39,931
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesZPY

The county covers an area of 725.71 square kilometres (280.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 39,931, out of which the population of Pyrzyce is 12,642, that of Lipiany is 4,124, and the rural population is 23,165.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Pyrzyce County is bordered by Stargard County to the north, Myślibórz County to the south and Gryfino County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Pyrzyce urban-rural 204.4 19,515 Pyrzyce
Gmina Lipiany urban-rural 94.6 6,033 Lipiany
Gmina Przelewice rural 162.2 5,254 Przelewice
Gmina Warnice rural 85.9 3,588 Warnice
Gmina Bielice rural 84.1 2,930 Bielice
Gmina Kozielice rural 94.5 2,611 Kozielice