Sztum County

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Sztum County
Powiat sztumski
Flag of Sztum County
Coat of arms of Sztum County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Sztum): 53°55′18″N 19°2′1″E / 53.92167°N 19.03361°E / 53.92167; 19.03361Coordinates: 53°55′18″N 19°2′1″E / 53.92167°N 19.03361°E / 53.92167; 19.03361
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Sztum
 • Total 730.85 km2 (282.18 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 41,808
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 15,575
 • Rural 26,233
Car plates GSZ

Sztum County (Polish: powiat sztumski, German: Stuhm Kreis) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland. Its administrative seat and largest town is Sztum, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Dzierzgoń, lying 21 km (13 mi) east of Sztum.

The county was created, as a result of local pressure, in 2002. The area was previously part of Malbork County.

The county covers an area of 730.85 square kilometres (282.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 41,808, out of which the population of Sztum is 9,945, that of Dzierzgoń is 5,630, and the rural population is 26,233.

Sztum County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Sztum County is bordered by Malbork County to the north, Elbląg County to the north-east, Ostróda County to the east, Iława County to the south-east, Kwidzyn County to the south and Tczew County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Sztum urban-rural 180.8 17,873 Sztum
Gmina Dzierzgoń urban-rural 131.4 9,533 Dzierzgoń
Gmina Stary Targ rural 141.0 6,598 Stary Targ
Gmina Stary Dzierzgoń rural 185.8 4,041 Stary Dzierzgoń
Gmina Mikołajki Pomorskie rural 91.8 3,763 Mikołajki Pomorskie