Nowogard Commune is located in the Westpomeranian Province, 64 km northeast from Szczecin and 56 km in southern direction from the Baltic Sea.
Administrative appurtenance: Goleniów district.
Population of Town (August 31st. 2014 ): 16 241 people.
Population of Commune: (August 31st. 2014 ) 24 085 people.
Area: Nowogard Commune - 338,6 km2 (3,4 % of the total area of the Westpomeranian Province), incl. Town - 12,46 km2 (3,7 % of the total area of the commune).
Neighbouring communes: Golczewo, Przybiernów, Osina, Maszewo, Dobra Nowogardzka, Radowo Małe, Resko, Płoty.
Roads through the commune:
- national road nr 6 connecting Nowogard with Płoty (19 km) and national road nr 3 and expressway S3 which is Goleniów ring-road (23 km).
- province roads: nr 106 from Rzewnowo through Stargard Szczeciński to Pyrzyce and towards Golczewo (22 km), nr 144 to Chociwel i nr 147 from Wierzbięcin through Radowo Małe (19 km) towards Łobez (30 km).
There is a very important route running through Nowogard - Szczecin-Goleniów-Nowogard-Koszalin-Gdańsk (a national road nr 6).
Road distances: Szczecin – 60 km, Koszalin – 99 km, Gdańsk – 282 km, Gorzów – 128 km, Poznań – 255 km, Berlin – 230 km, Świnoujście – 75 km, Warszawa 558 km.
Cross borders: Kołbaskowo – 70 km, Lubieszyn – 72 km, Ahlbeck – 80 km.
As far as the local economy is concerned, Nowogard Commune is specialized in services and industry. In Nowogard there are over 2550 firms and companies registered (according to the Central Office of Statistics).
The prevalent form of business activity is run by private persons. (2501 items).
Considering the number of people employed in particular branches, the biggest part in employment belongs to the following branches:
- industry - 37%,
- trade - 31%,
- transport and communication -17%,
The biggest employers in Nowogard are:
- “Przedsiębiorstwo Robót Drogowych S.A” – building services,
- „Noworim” – production of covers from natural intestines,
- „Gardia” – footwear production,
- „Autoneum” – production of car mats,
- “Opel Toyota Kozłowski” – service and sale of cars.