Chełmno County

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Chełmno County

Powiat chełmiński
Coat of arms of Chełmno County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Voivodeship on a map of Poland
Voivodeship on a map of Poland
Coordinates (Chełmno): 53°21′57″N 18°25′22″E / 53.36583°N 18.42278°E / 53.36583; 18.42278Coordinates: 53°21′57″N 18°25′22″E / 53.36583°N 18.42278°E / 53.36583; 18.42278
Country Poland
 • Total527.62 km2 (203.72 sq mi)
 • Total51,425
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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Chełmno County (Polish: powiat chełmiński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central Poland. It came into being on 1 January 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Chełmno, which lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Toruń and 40 km (25 mi) north-east of Bydgoszcz.

The county covers an area of 527.62 square kilometres (203.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 51,425, out of which the population of Chełmno is 20,388 and the rural population is 31,037.

The county includes the protected area called Chełmno Landscape Park, which stretches along the right bank of the Vistula river.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Chełmno County is bordered by Świecie County to the north, Grudziądz County and Wąbrzeźno County to the east, Toruń County to the south, and Bydgoszcz County to the south-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Division of Chełmno County
Gmina Type Area
Chełmno urban 13.6 20,388  
Gmina Unisław rural 72.5 6,766 Unisław
Gmina Lisewo rural 86.2 5,259 Lisewo
Gmina Chełmno rural 114.1 5,239 Chełmno *
Gmina Stolno rural 98.4 5,110 Stolno
Gmina Papowo Biskupie rural 70.4 4,369 Papowo Biskupie
Gmina Kijewo Królewskie rural 72.2 4,294 Kijewo Królewskie
* seat not part of the gmina