Elbląg County (Polish: powiat elbląski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Warmian-Masurian 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 is the city of Elbląg, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains three towns: Pasłęk, 18 km (11 mi) east of Elbląg, Tolkmicko, 27 km (17 mi) north of Elbląg, and Młynary, 24 km (15 mi) north-east of Elbląg.

Elbląg County
Powiat elbląski
Flag of Elbląg County
Coat of arms of Elbląg County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Elbląg): 54°5′40″N 19°24′15″E / 54.09444°N 19.40417°E / 54.09444; 19.40417
Country Poland
 • Total1,430.55 km2 (552.34 sq mi)
 • Total57,395
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,430.55 square kilometres (552.3 sq mi). In 2019, its total population was 57,395, of which the population of Pasłęk was 12,160, that of Tolkmicko was 2,689, that of Młynary was 1,772, and the rural population was 40,774.[1]

Famous people from Elblag Joanna Wolosz Polish sportswoman Hans-Jurgen Krupp German Politician Krystian Zolnierewicz Polish association football player Oskar Bekukh Polish eSports player/middleweight boxer

Neighbouring counties edit

Apart from the city of Elbląg, Elbląg County is also bordered by Braniewo County to the north-east, Lidzbark County to the east, Ostróda County to the south-east, Sztum County to the south-west, Malbork County and Nowy Dwór Gdański County to the west and the Vistula Lagoon to the north-west.

Administrative division edit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Pasłęk Urban-rural 264.4 19,337 Pasłęk
Gmina Elbląg Rural 192.1 7,524 Elbląg *
Gmina Tolkmicko Urban-rural 225.3 6,643 Tolkmicko
Gmina Gronowo Elbląskie Rural 89.2 5,135 Gronowo Elbląskie
Gmina Młynary Urban-rural 157.1 4,419 Młynary
Gmina Markusy Rural 108.6 4,075 Markusy
Gmina Rychliki Rural 131.7 3,811 Rychliki
Gmina Milejewo Rural 95.6 3,414 Milejewo
Gmina Godkowo Rural 166.7 3,037 Godkowo
* seat not part of the gmina

References edit

  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.