Wejherowo County

Wejherowo County (Polish: powiat wejherowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland, on the Baltic coast. 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 Wejherowo, which lies 36 kilometres (22 mi) north-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Rumia, lying 11 km (7 mi) east of Wejherowo, and Reda, 7 km (4 mi) east of Wejherowo. Rumia, Reda and Wejherowo are contiguous, and are referred to as the Kashubian Tricity, an allusion to the larger Tricity area centred on Gdańsk.

Wejherowo County

Powiat wejherowski
Flag of Wejherowo County
Flag
Coat of arms of Wejherowo County
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Wejherowo): 54°36′N 18°15′E / 54.600°N 18.250°E / 54.600; 18.250Coordinates: 54°36′N 18°15′E / 54.600°N 18.250°E / 54.600; 18.250
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
SeatWejherowo
Gminas
Area
 • Total1,279.84 km2 (494.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total216,764
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Urban
124,823
 • Rural
91,941
Car platesGWE
Websitehttp://www.powiat.wejher.pl

The county covers an area of 1,279.84 square kilometres (494.1 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 216,764, out of which the population of Wejherowo is 49,652, that of Rumia is 49,160, that of Reda is 26,011, and the rural population is 91,941.[1]


Wejherowo County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Wejherowo County is bordered by Puck County to the north-east, the city of Gdynia to the east, Kartuzy County to the south and Lębork County to the west. It also borders the Baltic Sea to the north.

LocationEdit

According to data from January 1, 2012, the county's area was 1228.25 km²[2]

The neighboring counties are: Kartuzy County, Lębork County, Puck County and city with county rights Gdynia.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (three urban and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Wejherowo urban 25.7 49,652  
Rumia urban 32.9 49,160  
Gmina Wejherowo rural 194.1 26,129 Wejherowo *
Reda urban 29.5 26,011  
Gmina Luzino rural 111.9 16,391 Luzino
Gmina Szemud rural 176.6 18,074 Szemud
Gmina Łęczyce rural 232.8 12,024 Łęczyce
Gmina Gniewino rural 176.2 7,437 Gniewino
Gmina Linia rural 119.8 6,389 Linia
Gmina Choczewo rural 183.2 5,497 Choczewo
* seat not part of the gmina

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.
  2. ^ "Area and population in territorial cross-section in 2013".