(powiat żniński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat
) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship
, north-central Poland
. It was created on January 1
as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Żnin
, which lies south-west of Bydgoszcz
and west of Toruń
. The county contains three other towns: Barcin
, lying east of Żnin, Łabiszyn
, lying north-east of Żnin, and Janowiec Wielkopolski
, south-west of Żnin.
The county covers an area of . As of 2006 its total population is 69,763, out of which the population of Żnin is 14,052, that of Barcin is 7,810, that of Łabiszyn is 4,473, that of Janowiec Wielkopolski is 4,114, and the rural population is 39,314.
Żnin County is bordered by Nakło County
to the north, Bydgoszcz County
to the north-east, Inowrocław County
to the east, Mogilno County
to the south-east, Gniezno County
to the south and Wągrowiec County
to the west.
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.