Wejherowo County

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Wejherowo County
Powiat wejherowski
Flag of Wejherowo County
Coat of arms of Wejherowo County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Wejherowo): 54°36′N 18°15′E / 54.600°N 18.250°E / 54.600; 18.250Coordinates: 54°36′N 18°15′E / 54.600°N 18.250°E / 54.600; 18.250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Wejherowo
 • Total 1,279.84 km2 (494.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 181,834
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Urban 108,176
 • Rural 73,658
Car plates GWE
Website http://www.powiat.wejher.pl

Wejherowo County (Polish: powiat wejherowski) 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 Wejherowo, which lies 36 kilometres (22 mi) north-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Rumia, lying 11 km (7 mi) east of Wejherowo, and Reda, 7 km (4 mi) east of Wejherowo. Rumia, Reda and Wejherowo are contiguous, and are referred to as the Kashubian Tricity, an allusion to the larger Tricity area centred on Gdańsk.

The county covers an area of 1,279.84 square kilometres (494.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 181,834, out of which the population of Wejherowo is 45,170, that of Rumia is 44,497, that of Reda is 18,509, and the rural population is 73,658.

Wejherowo County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Wejherowo County is bordered by Puck County to the north-east, the city of Gdynia to the east, Kartuzy County to the south and Lębork County to the west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (three urban and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Wejherowo urban 25.7 45,170  
Rumia urban 32.9 44,497  
Gmina Wejherowo rural 194.1 18,688 Wejherowo *
Reda urban 29.5 18,509  
Gmina Luzino rural 111.9 12,880 Luzino
Gmina Szemud rural 176.6 12,757 Szemud
Gmina Łęczyce rural 232.8 11,217 Łęczyce
Gmina Gniewino rural 176.2 6,828 Gniewino
Gmina Linia rural 119.8 5,785 Linia
Gmina Choczewo rural 183.2 5,503 Choczewo
* seat not part of the gmina