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Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Pyrzyce): Coordinates:|
|• Total||725.71 km2 (280.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
Pyrzyce County (Polish: powiat pyrzycki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western 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 Pyrzyce, which lies 38 kilometres (24 mi) south-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Lipiany, lying 16 km (10 mi) south of Pyrzyce.
The county covers an area of 725.71 square kilometres (280.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 39,931, out of which the population of Pyrzyce is 12,642, that of Lipiany is 4,124, and the rural population is 23,165.
The county is subdivided into six gminas (two urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
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