Kartuzy County

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Kartuzy Country

Powiat kartuski
Flag of Kartuzy Country
Coat of arms of Kartuzy Country
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Kartuzy): 54°20′N 18°12′E / 54.333°N 18.200°E / 54.333; 18.200Coordinates: 54°20′N 18°12′E / 54.333°N 18.200°E / 54.333; 18.200
Country Poland
 • Total1,120.04 km2 (432.45 sq mi)
 • Total109,311
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesGKA

Kartuzy County (Kashubian: kartësczi pòwiat, Polish: powiat kartuski) 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 Kartuzy, which lies 29 kilometres (18 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Żukowo, lying 11 km (7 mi) east of Kartuzy.

The county covers an area of 1,120.04 square kilometres (432.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 109,311, out of which the population of Kartuzy is 15,263, that of Żukowo is 6,302, and the rural population is 87,746.

Kartuzy County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Kartuzy County is bordered by Wejherowo County to the north, the city of Gdynia to the north-east, the city of Gdańsk and Gdańsk County to the east, Kościerzyna County to the south, Bytów County to the west, and Lębork County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Kartuzy urban-rural 205.3 31,100 Kartuzy
Gmina Żukowo urban-rural 164.0 25,405 Żukowo
Gmina Sierakowice rural 182.4 16,570 Sierakowice
Gmina Somonino rural 112.3 9,214 Somonino
Gmina Stężyca rural 160.3 8,695 Stężyca
Gmina Przodkowo rural 85.4 6,950 Przodkowo
Gmina Chmielno rural 79.2 6,491 Chmielno
Gmina Sulęczyno rural 131.3 4,886 Sulęczyno
Kashubian jamboree in Łeba in 2005 – banner showing the Kashubian name of Kartuzy County