Tczew County

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Tczew County
Powiat tczewski
Flag of Tczew County
Coat of arms of Tczew County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Tczew): 54°6′N 18°43′E / 54.100°N 18.717°E / 54.100; 18.717Coordinates: 54°6′N 18°43′E / 54.100°N 18.717°E / 54.100; 18.717
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Tczew
 • Total 697.54 km2 (269.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 112,614
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
 • Urban 75,536
 • Rural 37,078
Car plates GTC

Tczew County (Polish: powiat tczewski) 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 Tczew, which lies 31 kilometres (19 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Pelplin, lying 20 km (12 mi) south of Tczew, and Gniew, 31 km (19 mi) south of Tczew. The county is part of the area traditionally inhabited by the Kociewiacy ethnic group.

The county covers an area of 697.54 square kilometres (269.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 112,614, out of which the population of Tczew is 60,263, that of Pelplin is 8,486, that of Gniew is 6,787, and the rural population is 37,078.

Tczew County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Tczew County is bordered by Gdańsk County to the north, Malbork County, Sztum County and Kwidzyn County to the east, Świecie County to the south, and Starogard County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Tczew urban 22.3 60,263  
Gmina Pelplin urban-rural 140.5 16,547 Pelplin
Gmina Gniew urban-rural 194.8 15,534 Gniew
Gmina Tczew rural 170.6 11,233 Tczew *
Gmina Subkowy rural 78.2 5,236 Subkowy
Gmina Morzeszczyn rural 91.2 3,801 Morzeszczyn
* seat not part of the gmina