Nowy Dwór Gdański County

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Nowy Dwór Gdański County
Powiat nowodworski
Flag of Nowy Dwór Gdański County
Coat of arms of Nowy Dwór Gdański County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Nowy Dwór Gdański): 54°13′N 19°7′E / 54.217°N 19.117°E / 54.217; 19.117Coordinates: 54°13′N 19°7′E / 54.217°N 19.117°E / 54.217; 19.117
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Nowy Dwór Gdański
 • Total 652.75 km2 (252.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 35,498
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban 11,319
 • Rural 24,179
Car plates GND

Nowy Dwór Gdański County (Polish: powiat nowodworski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland, on the Baltic coast. 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 Nowy Dwór Gdański, which lies 36 kilometres (22 mi) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Krynica Morska, lying 29 km (18 mi) north-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański, on the Vistula Spit.

The county covers an area of 652.75 square kilometres (252.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 35,498, out of which the population of Nowy Dwór Gdański is 9,948, that of Krynica Morska is 1,371, and the rural population is 24,179.

Nowy Dwór Gdański County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Nowy Dwór Gdański County is bordered by the Vistula Lagoon to the east, Elbląg County to the south-east, Malbork County to the south, Gdańsk County and the city of Gdańsk to the west, and the Baltic Sea to the north. It also has a short land border with Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) to the north-east, on the Vistula Spit.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Nowy Dwór Gdański urban-rural 213.0 17,887 Nowy Dwór Gdański
Gmina Stegna rural 169.6 9,519 Stegna
Gmina Sztutowo rural 107.5 3,517 Sztutowo
Gmina Ostaszewo rural 60.7 3,204 Ostaszewo
Krynica Morska urban 102.0 1,371