Toruń County

Toruń County (Polish: powiat toruński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Toruń, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The only town in Toruń County is Chełmża, which lies nineteen kilometers (twelve miles) north of Toruń.

Toruń County
Powiat toruński
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Flag of Toruń County
Coat of arms of Toruń County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Toruń): 53°2′N 18°37′E / 53.033°N 18.617°E / 53.033; 18.617Coordinates: 53°2′N 18°37′E / 53.033°N 18.617°E / 53.033; 18.617
Country Poland
 • Total1,229.71 km2 (474.79 sq mi)
 • Total107,641 [1]
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 1,229.71 square kilometres (474.8 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 107,641, out of which the population of Chełmża is 14,503 and the rural population is 93,138.

Neighboring countiesEdit

Apart from the city of Toruń, Toruń County is also bordered by Chełmno County to the north, Wąbrzeźno County to the north-east, Golub-Dobrzyń County and Lipno County to the east, Aleksandrów County to the south, Inowrocław County to the south-west, and the city of Bydgoszcz and Bydgoszcz County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Lubicz rural 106.0 20,004 Lubicz
Gmina Obrowo rural 162.0 17,486 Obrowo
Chełmża urban 7.8 14,503  
Gmina Zławieś Wielka rural 177.5 14,246 Zławieś Wielka
Gmina Łysomice rural 127.3 10,098 Łysomice
Gmina Chełmża rural 178.7 9,818 Chełmża *
Gmina Czernikowo rural 169.4 9,081 Czernikowo
Gmina Łubianka rural 84.6 7,186 Łubianka
Gmina Wielka Nieszawka rural 216.3 5,219 Wielka Nieszawka
* seat not part of the gmina


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