Drawsko County

Drawsko County

Drawsko County (powiat drawski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. Its administrative seat is the town of Drawsko Pomorskie, which lies east of the regional capital Szczecin. The county contains three other towns: Złocieniec, east of Drawsko Pomorskie, Czaplinek, east of Drawsko Pomorskie, and Kalisz Pomorski, south of Drawsko Pomorskie.

The county covers an area of . As of 2006 its total population is 58,073, out of which the population of Złocieniec is 13,377, that of Drawsko Pomorskie is 11,465, that of Czaplinek is 6,933, that of Kalisz Pomorski is 3,989, and the rural population is 22,309.

The eastern part of the county contains part of the protected area known as Drawsko Landscape Park.

Neighbouring counties

Drawsko County is bordered by Świdwin County to the north, Szczecinek County and Złotów County to the east, Wałcz County to the south-east, Choszczno County to the south, Stargard County to the west, and Łobez County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Drawsko Pomorskie urban-rural 344.8 16,537 Drawsko Pomorskie
Gmina Złocieniec urban-rural 194.5 15,571 Złocieniec
Gmina Czaplinek urban-rural 364.7 11,795 Czaplinek
Gmina Kalisz Pomorski urban-rural 480.5 7,150 Kalisz Pomorski
Gmina Wierzchowo rural 229.3 4,489 Wierzchowo
Gmina Ostrowice rural 150.4 2,531 Ostrowice


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