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|Coordinates (Człuchów): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,574.41 km2 (607.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||36/km2 (92/sq mi)|
Człuchów County (Kashubian: Człëchòwsczi kréz, Polish: powiat człuchowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern 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 Człuchów, which lies 115 kilometres (71 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Czarne, lying 28 km (17 mi) west of Człuchów, and Debrzno, 16 km (10 mi) south-west of Człuchów.
The county covers an area of 1,574.41 square kilometres (607.9 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 56,225, out of which the population of Człuchów is 13,649, that of Czarne is 5,932, that of Debrzno is 5,096, and the rural population is 30,924.
Człuchów County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship
The county is subdivided into seven gminas (one urban, two urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Człuchów||rural||361.7||11,116||Człuchów *|
|* seat not part of the gmina|
In the years 1945-1999, the area of the Człuchów county exceptionally frequently changed its administrative affiliation:
- GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
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