Sztum County

Sztum County (Polish: powiat sztumski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland. Its administrative seat and largest town is Sztum, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Dzierzgoń, lying 21 km (13 mi) east of Sztum.

Sztum County

Powiat sztumski
Flag of Sztum County
Flag
Coat of arms of Sztum County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Sztum): 53°55′18″N 19°2′1″E / 53.92167°N 19.03361°E / 53.92167; 19.03361Coordinates: 53°55′18″N 19°2′1″E / 53.92167°N 19.03361°E / 53.92167; 19.03361
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
SeatSztum
Gminas
Area
 • Total730.85 km2 (282.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total41,476
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban
15,304
 • Rural
26,172
Car platesGSZ
Websitehttp://www.powiatsztumski.pl

The county was created, as a result of local pressure, in 2002. The area had been part of Malbork County.

The county covers an area of 730.85 square kilometres (282.2 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 41,476, out of which the population of Sztum is 9,940, that of Dzierzgoń is 5,364, and the rural population is 26,172.[1]


Sztum County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Sztum County is bordered by Malbork County to the north, Elbląg County to the north-east, Ostróda County to the east, Iława County to the south-east, Kwidzyn County to the south and Tczew County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Sztum urban-rural 180.8 18,387 Sztum
Gmina Dzierzgoń urban-rural 131.4 9,251 Dzierzgoń
Gmina Stary Targ rural 141.0 6,253 Stary Targ
Gmina Stary Dzierzgoń rural 185.8 3,950 Stary Dzierzgoń
Gmina Mikołajki Pomorskie rural 91.8 3,635 Mikołajki Pomorskie

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.