Tczew County (Polish: powiat tczewski, Kashubian: Dërszewo kréj[citation needed]) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian 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 and largest town is Tczew, which lies 31 kilometres (19 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Pelplin, lying 20 km (12 mi) south of Tczew, and Gniew, 31 km (19 mi) south of Tczew. The county is part of the area traditionally inhabited by the Kociewiacy ethnic group.

Tczew County
Powiat tczewski
Flag of Tczew County
Coat of arms of Tczew County
Tczew County is located in Poland
Tczew County
Tczew County
Location in Poland
Coordinates (Tczew): 54°6′N 18°43′E / 54.100°N 18.717°E / 54.100; 18.717
Country Poland
 • Total697.54 km2 (269.32 sq mi)
 • Total115,738
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 697.54 square kilometres (269.3 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 115,738, out of which the population of Tczew is 60,120, that of Pelplin is 7,784, that of Gniew is 6,707, and the rural population is 41,127.[1]

Tczew County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Tczew County is bordered by Gdańsk County to the north, Malbork County, Sztum County and Kwidzyn County to the east, Świecie County to the south, and Starogard County to the west.

Administrative division edit

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

Gmina Type Area
Tczew urban 22.3 60,120  
Gmina Pelplin urban-rural 140.5 16,238 Pelplin
Gmina Gniew urban-rural 194.8 15,471 Gniew
Gmina Tczew rural 170.6 14,798 Tczew *
Gmina Subkowy rural 78.2 5,466 Subkowy
Gmina Morzeszczyn rural 91.2 3,645 Morzeszczyn
* 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". Retrieved 2020-09-14.