Chojnice County

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Chojnice County
Powiat chojnicki
Flag of Chojnice County
Coat of arms of Chojnice County
Coat of arms
Location of Chojnice County
Coordinates (Chojnice): 53°42′N 17°33′E / 53.700°N 17.550°E / 53.700; 17.550Coordinates: 53°42′N 17°33′E / 53.700°N 17.550°E / 53.700; 17.550
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Chojnice
 • Total 1,364.25 km2 (526.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 91,585
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban 53,761
 • Rural 37,824
Car plates GCH

Chojnice County (Polish: powiat chojnicki) 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 Chojnice, which lies 103 kilometres (64 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Czersk, lying 30 km (19 mi) east of Chojnice, and Brusy, 24 km (15 mi) north-east of Chojnice.

The county covers an area of 1,364.25 square kilometres (526.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 91,585, out of which the population of Chojnice is 39,716, that of Czersk is 9,463, that of Brusy is 4,582, and the rural population is 37,824.

Chojnice County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Chojnice County is bordered by Bytów County and Kościerzyna County to the north, Starogard County and Tuchola County to the east, Sępólno County to the south, and Człuchów County to the west.

Villages belonging to Landreis Konitz; Konitz (on top) and the Koschneiderei 1926

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Chojnice urban 21.1 39,716  
Gmina Czersk urban-rural 379.9 20,548 Czersk
Gmina Chojnice rural 458.3 16,014 Chojnice *
Gmina Brusy urban-rural 400.7 13,129 Brusy
Gmina Konarzyny rural 104.3 2,178 Konarzyny
* seat not part of the gmina