Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Puck): Coordinates:|
|• Total||577.85 km2 (223.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
Puck County (Polish: powiat pucki, Kashubian: pùcczi pòwiat) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland, on the Baltic coast. The powiat of this name existed in the history of Poland, since the times of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth up to 1975, and then reintroduced in 1999.
Modern Puck County
The modern Puck County came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the town of Puck, which lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county contains three other towns: Władysławowo, 16 km (10 mi) north of Puck, Jastarnia, 18 km (11 mi) east of Puck, and Hel, 29 km (18 mi) east of Puck, at the tip of the Hel Peninsula.
The county covers an area of 577.85 square kilometres (223.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 74,196, out of which the population of Władysławowo is 14,892, that of Puck is 11,329, that of Jastarnia is 4,033, that of Hel is 3,898, and the rural population is 40,044.
Puck County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship
The county is subdivided into seven gminas (three urban, one urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Puck||rural||243.3||21,868||Puck *|
|* seat not part of the gmina|