Elbląg County

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Elbląg County

Powiat elbląski
Flag of Elbląg County
Coat of arms of Elbląg County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Elbląg): 54°5′40″N 19°24′15″E / 54.09444°N 19.40417°E / 54.09444; 19.40417Coordinates: 54°5′40″N 19°24′15″E / 54.09444°N 19.40417°E / 54.09444; 19.40417
Country Poland
 • Total1,430.55 km2 (552.34 sq mi)
 • Total56,412
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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Elbląg County (Polish: powiat elbląski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian 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 is the city of Elbląg, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains three towns: Pasłęk, 18 km (11 mi) east of Elbląg, Tolkmicko, 27 km (17 mi) north of Elbląg, and Młynary, 24 km (15 mi) north-east of Elbląg.

The county covers an area of 1,430.55 square kilometres (552.3 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 56,412, out of which the population of Pasłęk is 12,179, that of Tolkmicko is 2,731, that of Młynary is 1,837, and the rural population is 39,665.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Elbląg, Elbląg County is also bordered by Braniewo County to the north-east, Lidzbark County to the east, Ostróda County to the south-east, Sztum County to the south-west, Malbork County and Nowy Dwór Gdański County to the west, and the Vistula Lagoon to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Pasłęk urban-rural 264.4 19,323 Pasłęk
Gmina Tolkmicko urban-rural 225.3 6,670 Tolkmicko
Gmina Elbląg rural 192.1 6,462 Elbląg *
Gmina Gronowo Elbląskie rural 89.2 4,875 Gronowo Elbląskie
Gmina Młynary urban-rural 157.1 4,593 Młynary
Gmina Markusy rural 108.6 4,103 Markusy
Gmina Rychliki rural 131.7 4,087 Rychliki
Gmina Godkowo rural 166.7 3,320 Godkowo
Gmina Milejewo rural 95.6 2,979 Milejewo
* seat not part of the gmina