Piła County

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Piła County
Powiat pilski
County
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Coat of arms
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Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates(Piła): 53°9′N16°44′E / 53.150°N 16.733°E / 53.150; 16.733 Coordinates: 53°9′N16°44′E / 53.150°N 16.733°E / 53.150; 16.733
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Voivodeship POL wojewodztwo wielkopolskie flag.svg  Greater Poland
Seat Piła
Gminas
Area
  Total 1,267.1 km2 (489.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 137,099
  Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
   Urban 90,099
  Rural 47,000
Car plates PP
Website http://www.powiat.pila.pl

Piła County (Polish : powiat pilski) 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 and largest town is Piła, which lies 85 kilometres (53 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains four other towns: Wyrzysk, 36 km (22 mi) east of Piła, Ujście, 10 km (6 mi) south of Piła, Łobżenica, 37 km (23 mi) east of Piła, and Wysoka, 25 km (16 mi) east of Piła.

Polish language West Slavic language spoken in Poland

Polish is a West Slavic language of the Lechitic group. It is spoken primarily in Poland and serves as the native language of the Poles. In addition to being an official language of Poland, it is also used by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 50 million Polish language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union.

Powiat administrative division of Poland

A powiat is the second-level unit of local government and administration in Poland, equivalent to a county, district or prefecture in other countries. The term "powiat" is most often translated into English as "county" or "district".

Greater Poland Voivodeship Voivodeship in Poland

Greater Poland Voivodeship, also known as Wielkopolska Voivodeship, Wielkopolska Province, or Greater Poland Province, is a voivodeship, or province, in west-central Poland. It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Poznań, Kalisz, Konin, Piła and Leszno Voivodeships, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. The province is named after the region called Greater Poland or Wielkopolska(listen). The modern province includes most of this historic region, except for some south-western parts.

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The county covers an area of 1,267.1 square kilometres (489.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 137,099, out of which the population of Piła is 75,044, that of Wyrzysk is 5,234, that of Ujście is 3,899, that of Łobżenica is 3,172, that of Wysoka is 2,750, and the rural population is 47,000.

Neighbouring counties

Piła County is bordered by Złotów County to the north, Sępólno County and Nakło County to the east, Wągrowiec County to the south-east, Chodzież County and Czarnków-Trzcianka County to the south, and Wałcz County to the north-west.

Złotów County County in Greater Poland, Poland

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Sępólno County County in Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland

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Nakło County County in Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland

Nakło County is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-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 and largest town is Nakło nad Notecią, which lies 28 km (17 mi) west of Bydgoszcz and 70 km (43 mi) west of Toruń. The county contains three other towns: Szubin, lying 18 km (11 mi) south-east of Nakło nad Notecią, Kcynia, lying 18 km (11 mi) south-west of Nakło nad Notecią, and Mrocza, 12 km (7 mi) north of Nakło nad Notecią.

Administrative division

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

Gmina administrative division of Poland

The gmina is the principal unit of the administrative division of Poland, similar to a municipality. As of 2010 there were 2,478 gminy throughout the country.

GminaTypeArea
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Piła urban102.775,044 
Gmina Wyrzysk urban-rural160.814,132 Wyrzysk
Gmina Łobżenica urban-rural190.79,853 Łobżenica
Gmina Ujście urban-rural126.08,009 Ujście
Gmina Szydłowo rural267.57,594 Szydłowo
Gmina Kaczory rural150.07,526 Kaczory
Gmina Wysoka urban-rural123.06,890 Wysoka
Gmina Białośliwie rural75.74,847 Białośliwie
Gmina Miasteczko Krajeńskie rural70.73,204 Miasteczko Krajeńskie

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Gmina Kaczory is a rural gmina in Piła County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Kaczory, which lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-east of Piła and 78 km (48 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań.

Gmina Łobżenica is an urban-rural gmina in Piła County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Łobżenica, which lies approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) east of Piła and 99 km (62 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań.

Gmina Ujście is an urban-rural gmina in Piła County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Ujście, which lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Piła and 75 km (47 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań.

Gmina Wyrzysk is an urban-rural gmina in Piła County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Wyrzysk, which lies approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi) east of Piła and 87 km (54 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań.

Gmina Wysoka is an urban-rural gmina in Piła County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Wysoka, which lies approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Piła and 86 km (53 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań.

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