Szamotuły County

"Szamotulski" redirects here. For the footballer, see Grzegorz Szamotulski.
Szamotuły County
Powiat szamotulski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Szamotuły): 52°36′N 16°35′E / 52.600°N 16.583°E / 52.600; 16.583Coordinates: 52°36′N 16°35′E / 52.600°N 16.583°E / 52.600; 16.583
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Greater Poland
Seat Szamotuły
  Total 1,119.55 km2 (432.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 85,849
  Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
  Urban 41,940
  Rural 43,909
Car plates PSZ

Szamotuły County (Polish: powiat szamotulski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central Poland. It came into existence on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Szamotuły, which lies 32 kilometres (20 mi) north-west of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains four other towns: Wronki, 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Szamotuły, Pniewy, 24 km (15 mi) south-west of Szamotuły, Obrzycko, 13 km (8 mi) north of Szamotuły, and Ostroróg, 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Szamotuły.

The county covers an area of 1,119.55 square kilometres (432.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 85,849, out of which the population of Szamotuły is 18,760, that of Wronki is 11,551, that of Pniewy is 7,464, that of Obrzycko is 2,170, that of Ostroróg is 1,995, and the rural population is 43,909.

Neighbouring counties

Szamotuły County is bordered by Czarnków-Trzcianka County to the north, Oborniki County to the east, Poznań County to the south-east, Nowy Tomyśl County to the south-west and Międzychód County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Szamotuły urban-rural 175.1 28,575 Szamotuły
Gmina Wronki urban-rural 302.1 18,713 Wronki
Gmina Pniewy urban-rural 158.6 11,905 Pniewy
Gmina Duszniki rural 156.3 8,160 Duszniki
Gmina Kaźmierz rural 128.2 7,242 Kaźmierz
Gmina Ostroróg urban-rural 85.0 4,865 Ostroróg
Gmina Obrzycko rural 110.7 4,219 Obrzycko *
Obrzycko urban 3.7 2,170  
* seat not part of the gmina


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