Toruń County

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Toruń County
Powiat toruński
County
Flag of Toruń County
Flag
Coat of arms of Toruń County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Toruń): 53°2′N 18°37′E / 53.033°N 18.617°E / 53.033; 18.617Coordinates: 53°2′N 18°37′E / 53.033°N 18.617°E / 53.033; 18.617
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Seat Toruń
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,229.71 km2 (474.79 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 89,505
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban 15,273
 • Rural 74,232
Car plates CTR
Website http://www.powiattorunski.pl

Toruń County (Polish: powiat toruński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Toruń, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only town in Toruń County is Chełmża, which lies nineteen kilometers (twelve miles) north of Toruń.

The county covers an area of 1,229.71 square kilometres (474.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 89,505, out of which the population of Chełmża is 15,273 and the rural population is 74,232.

Neighboring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Toruń, Toruń County is also bordered by Chełmno County to the north, Wąbrzeźno County to the north-east, Golub-Dobrzyń County and Lipno County to the east, Aleksandrów County to the south, Inowrocław County to the south-west, and the city of Bydgoszcz and Bydgoszcz County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Lubicz rural 106.0 16,930 Lubicz
Chełmża urban 7.8 15,273  
Gmina Zławieś Wielka rural 177.5 11,408 Zławieś Wielka
Gmina Obrowo rural 162.0 10,010 Obrowo
Gmina Chełmża rural 178.7 9,447 Chełmża *
Gmina Łysomice rural 127.3 8,396 Łysomice
Gmina Czernikowo rural 169.4 8,378 Czernikowo
Gmina Łubianka rural 84.6 5,734 Łubianka
Gmina Wielka Nieszawka rural 216.3 3,929 Wielka Nieszawka
* seat not part of the gmina

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