Police County

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Police County

Powiat policki
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Coat of arms
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Location within the voivodeship
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Division into gminas
Coordinates(Police): 53°32′N14°34′E / 53.533°N 14.567°E / 53.533; 14.567 Coordinates: 53°32′N14°34′E / 53.533°N 14.567°E / 53.533; 14.567
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
Seat Police
Gminas
Area
  Total664.16 km2 (256.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
  Total64,147
  Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
   Urban
35,454
  Rural
28,693
Car plates ZPL
Website http://www.powiat.policki.pl

Police County (Polish : powiat policki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Polish-German border. 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 Police, which lies 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Nowe Warpno, lying 29 km (18 mi) north-west of Police.

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Brick Gothic Chapel (15th century) in The Chrobry Square in the Police Old Town. 0904 Rynek StrMiasta Police ZPL.JPG
Brick Gothic Chapel (15th century) in The Chrobry Square in the Police Old Town.

The county covers an area of 664.16 square kilometres (256.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 64,147, out of which the population of Police is 34,284, that of Nowe Warpno is 1,170 and the rural population is 28,693.

Neighbouring counties

Police County is bordered by the city of Świnoujście (across the Szczecin Lagoon) to the north, and by Goleniów County, the city of Szczecin and Gryfino County to the east. It also borders Germany to the west (districts Vorpommern-Greifswald and Uckermark).

There is a common bus transport system in Police and Szczecin.

Police County has road connections with:

Administrative division

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

GminaTypeArea
(km2)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Police urban-rural251.441,417 Police
Gmina Dobra rural110.312,361 Dobra
Gmina Kołbaskowo rural105.48,835 Kołbaskowo
Gmina Nowe Warpno urban-rural197.11,534 Nowe Warpno

Nature, sights, tourist attractions and accommodation base

Ruin of Augustinians' cloister in Police - Jasienica (14th century). Ruin of Augustinians' cloister in Police-Jasienica S5000806.jpg
Ruin of Augustinians' cloister in Police - Jasienica (14th century).

Historical buildings in the area include:

Accommodation facilities are consisted mainly of hotels in Police, Trzebież, Brzózki, Mierzyn, Lubieszyn, Przecław, Przęsocin and Ustowo (hostel and inn) and agritourism farms. e.g. in Rzędziny and Kołbaskowo. Accommodation base of Nowe Warpno is a resort, marina, camping, guest house and rooms in private homes.

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Ueckermünde Heath

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Gmina Nowe Warpno is an urban-rural gmina in Police County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland, on the German border. Its seat is the town of Nowe Warpno, which lies approximately 29 kilometres (18 mi) north-west of Police and 40 km (25 mi) north-west of the regional capital Szczecin.

Trzebież Village in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Trzebież - is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Police, within Police County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland, close to the German border. It lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Police and 28 km (17 mi) north of the regional capital Szczecin.

Jasienica, Police

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Stepnica town in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

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Gunica

Gunica is a small river in Poland, a tributary of the Oder near Police.

Neuwarper See

The Neuwarper See, also Warper See is a bay on the southern shore of the Szczecin Lagoon. It runs for about 6 kilometres into the interior and has two narrow channels to the lagoon in the north that are each only 150 metres wide and divided by a small island of reeds.

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Szczecin metropolitan area

Szczecin agglomeration or Stettin agglomeration is the urban agglomeration of the city of Szczecin and surrounding towns in the Polish-German border area.

Bus transport in Szczecin

Bus transport in Szczecin – part of public transport, which connects city districts and city Szczecin with Police, Dobra, Kołbaskowo, Police, Kobylanka and Goleniów. Szczecin buses are operated by four companies on behalf of the ZDiTM. The bus system has been in operation since 1928. Nowadays, in Szczecin and the surrounding area 73 bus lines are running, including 54 normal lines, 5 fast lines and 14 night lines.

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