Wąbrzeźno County

Wąbrzeźno County
Powiat wąbrzeski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship

Division into gminas
Coordinates (Wąbrzeźno): 53°17′N 18°57′E / 53.283°N 18.950°E / 53.283; 18.950Coordinates: 53°17′N 18°57′E / 53.283°N 18.950°E / 53.283; 18.950
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Seat Wąbrzeźno
  Total 501.31 km2 (193.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 34,886
  Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
  Urban 13,796
  Rural 21,090
Car plates CWA
Website http://www.wabrzezno.pl

Wąbrzeźno County (Polish: powiat wąbrzeski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-central 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 only town is Wąbrzeźno, which lies 36 km (22 mi) north-east of Toruń and 66 km (41 mi) east of Bydgoszcz.

The county covers an area of 501.31 square kilometres (193.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 34,886, out of which the population of Wąbrzeźno is 13,796 and the rural population is 21,090.

Neighbouring counties

Wąbrzeźno County is bordered by Grudziądz County to the north, Brodnica County to the east, Golub-Dobrzyń County to the south, Toruń County to the south-west, and Chełmno County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Wąbrzeźno urban 8.5 13,796  
Gmina Wąbrzeźno rural 200.8 8,600 Wąbrzeźno *
Gmina Płużnica rural 119.3 4,970 Płużnica
Gmina Książki rural 86.5 4,299 Książki
Gmina Dębowa Łąka rural 86.1 3,221 Dębowa Łąka
* seat not part of the gmina


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