Gniezno County

Gniezno County
Powiat gnieźnieński


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Gniezno): 52°32′N 17°36′E / 52.533°N 17.600°E / 52.533; 17.600Coordinates: 52°32′N 17°36′E / 52.533°N 17.600°E / 52.533; 17.600
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Gniezno
  Total 1,254.34 km2 (484.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 140,333
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
  Urban 90,957
  Rural 49,376
Car plates PGN

Gniezno County (Polish: powiat gnieźnieński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central 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 Gniezno, which lies 49 kilometres (30 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains four other towns: Witkowo, 16 km (10 mi) south-east of Gniezno, Trzemeszno, 16 km (10 mi) east of Gniezno, Kłecko, 16 km (10 mi) north-west of Gniezno, and Czerniejewo, 14 km (9 mi) south-west of Gniezno.

The county covers an area of 1,254.34 square kilometres (484.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 140,333, out of which the population of Gniezno is 70,080, that of Witkowo is 7,855, that of Trzemeszno is 7,789, that of Kłecko is 2,677, that of Czerniejewo is 2,556, and the rural population is 49,376.

Neighbouring counties

Gniezno County is bordered by Żnin County to the north, Mogilno County to the east, Słupca County to the south-east, Września County to the south, Poznań County to the west, and Wągrowiec County to the north-west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban, four urban-rural and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gniezno urban 49.0 70,080  
Gmina Trzemeszno urban-rural 174.8 14,019 Trzemeszno
Gmina Witkowo urban-rural 184.4 13,446 Witkowo
Gmina Gniezno rural 178.0 8,343 Gniezno *
Gmina Kłecko urban-rural 131.7 7,569 Kłecko
Gmina Czerniejewo urban-rural 112.0 6,913 Czerniejewo
Gmina Niechanowo rural 105.3 5,395 Niechanowo
Gmina Łubowo rural 113.4 5,344 Łubowo
Gmina Kiszkowo rural 114.6 5,235 Kiszkowo
Gmina Mieleszyn rural 99.2 3,989 Mieleszyn
* seat not part of the gmina


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