Czarnków-Trzcianka County

Czarnków-Trzcianka County (Polish: powiat czarnkowsko-trzcianecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central Poland. 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 Czarnków, which lies 61 kilometres (38 mi) north-west of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains three other towns: Trzcianka, 18 km (11 mi) north of Czarnków, Krzyż Wielkopolski, 38 km (24 mi) west of Czarnków, and Wieleń, 27 km (17 mi) west of Czarnków.

Czarnków-Trzcianka County

Powiat czarnkowsko-trzcianecki
Flag of Czarnków-Trzcianka County
Coat of arms of Czarnków-Trzcianka County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Czarnków): 52°54′N 16°34′E / 52.900°N 16.567°E / 52.900; 16.567Coordinates: 52°54′N 16°34′E / 52.900°N 16.567°E / 52.900; 16.567
Country Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
 • Total1,808.19 km2 (698.15 sq mi)
 • Total86,134
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,808.19 square kilometres (698.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 86,134, out of which the population of Trzcianka is 16,756, that of Czarnków is 11,356, that of Krzyż Wielkopolski is 6,283, that of Wieleń is 5,940, and the rural population is 45,799.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Czarnków-Trzcianka County is bordered by Wałcz County and Piła County to the north, Chodzież County to the east, Oborniki County and Szamotuły County to the south, Międzychód County to the south-west, and Strzelce-Drezdenko County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Trzcianka urban-rural 375.3 23,482 Trzcianka
Gmina Wieleń urban-rural 428.3 12,572 Wieleń
Czarnków urban 9.7 11,356  
Gmina Czarnków rural 347.8 10,887 Czarnków *
Gmina Krzyż Wielkopolski urban-rural 174.6 8,791 Krzyż Wielkopolski
Gmina Lubasz rural 167.6 6,992 Lubasz
Gmina Połajewo rural 142.0 6,140 Połajewo
Gmina Drawsko rural 163.0 5,914 Drawsko
* seat not part of the gmina
County Office in Czarnków