Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Sztum): Coordinates:|
|• Total||730.85 km2 (282.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||57/km2 (150/sq mi)|
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.
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 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|