Kościerzyna County

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Kościerzyna County
Powiat kościerski
Flag of Kościerzyna County
Coat of arms of Kościerzyna County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Kościerzyna): 54°7′N 17°59′E / 54.117°N 17.983°E / 54.117; 17.983Coordinates: 54°7′N 17°59′E / 54.117°N 17.983°E / 54.117; 17.983
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Kościerzyna
 • Total 1,165.85 km2 (450.14 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 66,778
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 23,016
 • Rural 43,762
Car plates GKS

Kościerzyna County (Polish: powiat kościerski) 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 only town is Kościerzyna, which lies 51 kilometres (32 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. Its borders equal approximately the borders of the old Marquessate of Berent in the German Empire.

The county covers an area of 1,165.85 square kilometres (450.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 66,778, out of which the population of Kościerzyna is 23,016 and the rural population is 43,762.

Kościerzyna County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Kościerzyna County is bordered by Kartuzy County to the north, Gdańsk County and Starogard County to the east, Chojnice County to the south, and Bytów 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
Kościerzyna urban 15.8 23,016  
Gmina Kościerzyna rural 310.2 13,295 Kościerzyna *
Gmina Nowa Karczma rural 113.3 6,288 Nowa Karczma
Gmina Stara Kiszewa rural 213.1 6,267 Stara Kiszewa
Gmina Karsin rural 169.2 5,905 Karsin
Gmina Liniewo rural 110.1 4,561 Liniewo
Gmina Dziemiany rural 125.0 4,065 Dziemiany
Gmina Lipusz rural 109.2 3,381 Lipusz
* seat not part of the gmina