Kwidzyn County

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Kwidzyn County
Powiat kwidzyński
County
Flag of Kwidzyn County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kwidzyn County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Kwidzyn): 53°44′9″N 18°55′51″E / 53.73583°N 18.93083°E / 53.73583; 18.93083Coordinates: 53°44′9″N 18°55′51″E / 53.73583°N 18.93083°E / 53.73583; 18.93083
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Kwidzyn
Gminas
Area
 • Total 834.64 km2 (322.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 80,704
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban 46,302
 • Rural 34,402
Car plates GKW
Website http://www.powiatkwidzynski.pl

Kwidzyn County (Polish: powiat kwidzyński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern 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 Kwidzyn, which lies 73 kilometres (45 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Prabuty, lying 18 km (11 mi) east of Kwidzyn.

The county covers an area of 834.64 square kilometres (322.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 80,704, out of which the population of Kwidzyn is 37,814, that of Prabuty is 8,488, and the rural population is 34,402.

Kartuzy
Wejherowo
Puck
Gdynia
Sopot
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
N. Dwór Gd.
Lębork
Słupsk
Słupsk
Tczew
Malbork
Sztum
Kwidzyn
Kościerzyna
Człuchów
Chojnice
Bytów
Starogard
Gdański


Kwidzyn County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Kwidzyn County is bordered by Tczew County to the west, Sztum County to the north, Iława County to the east, Grudziądz County to the south and Świecie County to the south-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Kwidzyn urban 21.8 37,814  
Gmina Prabuty urban-rural 197.1 13,091 Prabuty
Gmina Kwidzyn rural 207.3 10,306 Kwidzyn *
Gmina Gardeja rural 193.0 8,223 Gardeja
Gmina Ryjewo rural 103.3 5,708 Ryjewo
Gmina Sadlinki rural 112.2 5,562 Sadlinki
* seat not part of the gmina

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