Tuchola County

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Tuchola County
Powiat tucholski
Flag of Tuchola County
Coat of arms of Tuchola County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Tuchola): 53°36′N 17°51′E / 53.600°N 17.850°E / 53.600; 17.850Coordinates: 53°36′N 17°51′E / 53.600°N 17.850°E / 53.600; 17.850
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Seat Tuchola
 • Total 1,075.27 km2 (415.16 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 47,230
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,935
 • Rural 33,295
Car plates CTU
Website http://www.powiat.tuchola.pl/

Tuchola County (Polish: powiat tucholski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central 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 Tuchola, which lies 55 km (34 mi) north of Bydgoszcz and 81 km (50 mi) north-west of Toruń.

The county covers an area of 1,075.27 square kilometres (415.2 sq mi). As of 2012 its total population is 53.200, out of which the population of Tuchola is 20.185 and the rural population is 33,295.

The county contains most of the protected area called Tuchola Landscape Park.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Tuchola County is bordered by Starogard County to the north-east, Świecie County to the east, Bydgoszcz County to the south, Sępólno County to the south-west and Chojnice County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Tuchola urban-rural 239.4 26.385 Tuchola
Gmina Cekcyn rural 253.3 6,437 Cekcyn
Gmina Lubiewo rural 162.8 5,717 Lubiewo
Gmina Śliwice rural 174.8 5,430 Śliwice
Gmina Gostycyn rural 136.2 5,189 Gostycyn
Gmina Kęsowo rural 108.8 4,381 Kęsowo