Świecie County

Świecie County (Polish: powiat świecki) 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 largest town is Świecie, which lies 45 km (28 mi) north of Toruń and 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Bydgoszcz. The only other town in the county is Nowe, lying 33 km (21 mi) north-east of Świecie.

Świecie County

Powiat świecki
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Flag of Świecie County
Coat of arms of Świecie County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Świecie): 53°25′N 18°26′E / 53.417°N 18.433°E / 53.417; 18.433Coordinates: 53°25′N 18°26′E / 53.417°N 18.433°E / 53.417; 18.433
Country Poland
 • Total1,472.78 km2 (568.64 sq mi)
 • Total99,154 [1]
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesCSW

The county covers an area of 1,472.78 square kilometres (568.6 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 99,154, out of which the population of Świecie is 25,723, that of Nowe is 5,827, and the rural population is 67,604.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Świecie County is bordered by Starogard County and Tczew County to the north, Kwidzyn County to the north-east, the city of Grudziądz and Grudziądz County to the east, Chełmno County to the south, Bydgoszcz County to the south-west, and Tuchola County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (two urban-rural and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Świecie urban-rural 174.8 33,982 Świecie
Gmina Nowe urban-rural 106.4 10,225 Nowe
Gmina Pruszcz rural 142.0 9,561 Pruszcz
Gmina Jeżewo rural 155.9 8,152 Jeżewo
Gmina Dragacz rural 111.1 7,228 Dragacz
Gmina Warlubie rural 201.0 6,500 Warlubie
Gmina Osie rural 209.6 5,509 Osie
Gmina Bukowiec rural 111.0 5,133 Bukowiec
Gmina Drzycim rural 107.9 4,937 Drzycim
Gmina Lniano rural 88.3 4,320 Lniano
Gmina Świekatowo rural 64.7 3,607 Świekatowo


  1. ^ a b GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-11.