Wejherowo County

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Wejherowo County

Powiat wejherowski
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Division into gminas
Coordinates(Wejherowo): 54°36′N18°15′E / 54.600°N 18.250°E / 54.600; 18.250 Coordinates: 54°36′N18°15′E / 54.600°N 18.250°E / 54.600; 18.250
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Wejherowo
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 plates GWE
Website http://www.powiat.wejher.pl

Wejherowo County (Kashubian : Wejrowsczi kréz, 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.

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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.

Location

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 division

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

GminaTypeArea
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Wejherowo urban25.749,652 
Rumia urban32.949,160 
Gmina Wejherowo rural194.126,129 Wejherowo *
Reda urban29.526,011 
Gmina Luzino rural111.916,391 Luzino
Gmina Szemud rural176.618,074 Szemud
Gmina Łęczyce rural232.812,024 Łęczyce
Gmina Gniewino rural176.27,437 Gniewino
Gmina Linia rural119.86,389 Linia
Gmina Choczewo rural183.25,497 Choczewo
* seat not part of the gmina

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References

  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".