Sławno County

Sławno County (Polish: powiat sławieński) 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 is the town of Sławno, which lies 174 kilometres (108 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Darłowo, lying on the coast 19 km (12 mi) west of Sławno.

Sławno County

Powiat sławieński
Flag of Sławno County
Flag
Coat of arms of Sławno County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Sławno): 54°22′N 16°41′E / 54.367°N 16.683°E / 54.367; 16.683Coordinates: 54°22′N 16°41′E / 54.367°N 16.683°E / 54.367; 16.683
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
SeatSławno
Gminas
Area
 • Total1,043.62 km2 (402.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total57,643
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban
27,694
 • Rural
29,949
Car platesZSL
Websitehttp://www.powiatslawno.pl

The county covers an area of 1,043.62 square kilometres (402.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 57,643, out of which the population of Darłowo is 14,380, that of Sławno is 13,314, and the rural population is 29,949.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Sławno County is bordered by Słupsk County to the east and Koszalin County to the south-west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Darłowo urban 19.9 14,380  
Sławno urban 15.8 13,314  
Gmina Sławno rural 284.2 8,855 Sławno *
Gmina Darłowo rural 269.8 7,561 Darłowo *
Gmina Postomino rural 227.2 6,973 Postomino
Gmina Malechowo rural 226.6 6,560 Malechowo
* seat not part of the gmina

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