Gdańsk County

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Gdańsk County

Powiat gdański
Coat of arms of Gdańsk County
Coat of arms
Location of Gdańsk County
Coordinates (Pruszcz Gdański): 54°16′N 18°38′E / 54.267°N 18.633°E / 54.267; 18.633Coordinates: 54°16′N 18°38′E / 54.267°N 18.633°E / 54.267; 18.633
Country Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
SeatPruszcz Gdański
 • Total793.17 km2 (306.24 sq mi)
 • Total85,566
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesGDA

Gdańsk County (Polish: powiat gdański) 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. It includes areas to the east and south of the city of Gdańsk, from which the county takes its name, although the city is not part of its territory. The county seat and only town in Gdańsk County is Pruszcz Gdański, which lies 12 kilometres (7 mi) south of central Gdańsk.

The county covers an area of 793.17 square kilometres (306.2 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 85,566, out of which the population of Pruszcz Gdański is 23,986 and the rural population is 61,580.

Gdańsk County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Gdańsk County is bordered by the city of Gdańsk to the north, Nowy Dwór Gdański County to the east, Malbork County to the south-east, Tczew County and Starogard County to the south, and Kościerzyna County and Kartuzy County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Pruszcz Gdański urban 16.5 23,986  
Gmina Pruszcz Gdański rural 142.6 16,992 Pruszcz Gdański *
Gmina Kolbudy rural 82.8 12,042 Kolbudy
Gmina Trąbki Wielkie rural 162.6 9,495 Trąbki Wielkie
Gmina Pszczółki rural 49.8 7,912 Pszczółki
Gmina Cedry Wielkie rural 124.3 6,156 Cedry Wielkie
Gmina Przywidz rural 129.6 5,151 Przywidz
Gmina Suchy Dąb rural 85.0 3,832 Suchy Dąb
* seat not part of the gmina