Malbork County

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Malbork County
Powiat malborski
County
Flag of Malbork County
Flag
Coat of arms of Malbork County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Malbork): 54°2′N 19°2′E / 54.033°N 19.033°E / 54.033; 19.033Coordinates: 54°2′N 19°2′E / 54.033°N 19.033°E / 54.033; 19.033
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Malbork
Gminas
Area
 • Total 494.63 km2 (190.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 62,960
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Urban 42,925
 • Rural 20,035
Car plates GMB
Website http://www.powiat.malbork.pl

Malbork County (Polish: powiat malborski) 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 Malbork (site of the historic Malbork Castle), 46 kilometres (29 mi) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Nowy Staw, lying 12 km (7 mi) north of Malbork. Until 2002 the county also included the areas which now make up Sztum County.

The county covers an area of 494.63 square kilometres (191.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 62,960, out of which the population of Malbork is 38,478, that of Nowy Staw is 4,447, and the rural population is 20,035.


Malbork County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Malbork County is bordered by Nowy Dwór Gdański County to the north, Elbląg County to the east, Sztum County to the south, Tczew County to the west and Gdańsk County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into six gminas (one urban, one urban-rural and four rural):

Gmina Type Area (km²) Population (2006) Seat
Malbork urban 17.2 38,478
Gmina Nowy Staw urban-rural 114.4 7,840 Nowy Staw
Gmina Stare Pole rural 79.7 4,595 Stare Pole
Gmina Lichnowy rural 88.7 4,577 Lichnowy
Gmina Malbork rural 100.9 4,043 Malbork *
Gmina Miłoradz rural 93.8 3,427 Miłoradz
* seat not part of the gmina

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