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.
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
|Coordinates (Elbląg): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,430.55 km2 (552.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
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.
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.
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 Elbląg||Rural||192.1||7,524||Elbląg *|
|Gmina Gronowo Elbląskie||Rural||89.2||5,135||Gronowo Elbląskie|
|* seat not part of the gmina|
- GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.