Świecie County

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Świecie County
Powiat świecki
Flag of Świecie County
Coat of arms of Świecie County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Świecie): 53°25′N 18°26′E / 53.417°N 18.433°E / 53.417; 18.433Coordinates: 53°25′N 18°26′E / 53.417°N 18.433°E / 53.417; 18.433
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Seat Świecie
 • Total 1,472.78 km2 (568.64 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 96,941
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban 31,866
 • Rural 65,075
Car plates CSW
Website http://www.powiat.swiecki.lo.pl

Świecie County (Polish: powiat świecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central 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 Świecie, which lies 45 km (28 mi) north of Toruń and 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Bydgoszcz. The only other town in the county is Nowe, lying 33 km (21 mi) north-east of Świecie.

The county covers an area of 1,472.78 square kilometres (568.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 96,941, out of which the population of Świecie is 25,614, that of Nowe is 6,252, and the rural population is 65,075.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Świecie County is bordered by Starogard County and Tczew County to the north, Kwidzyn County to the north-east, the city of Grudziądz and Grudziądz County to the east, Chełmno County to the south, Bydgoszcz County to the south-west, and Tuchola County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (two urban-rural and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Świecie urban-rural 174.8 32,866 Świecie
Gmina Nowe urban-rural 106.4 10,745 Nowe
Gmina Pruszcz rural 142.0 9,232 Pruszcz
Gmina Jeżewo rural 155.9 7,736 Jeżewo
Gmina Dragacz rural 111.1 6,884 Dragacz
Gmina Warlubie rural 201.0 6,473 Warlubie
Gmina Osie rural 209.6 5,312 Osie
Gmina Bukowiec rural 111.0 5,122 Bukowiec
Gmina Drzycim rural 107.9 5,028 Drzycim
Gmina Lniano rural 88.3 4,066 Lniano
Gmina Świekatowo rural 64.7 3,477 Świekatowo