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Kartuzy County

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Kartuzy Country

Powiat kartuski
Coat of arms
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Kartuzy): 54°20′N 18°12′E / 54.333°N 18.200°E / 54.333; 18.200Coordinates: 54°20′N 18°12′E / 54.333°N 18.200°E / 54.333; 18.200
Country Poland
 • Total1,120.04 km2 (432.45 sq mi)
 • Total137,942
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesGKA

Kartuzy County (Kashubian: kartësczi pòwiat, Polish: powiat kartuski) 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 Kartuzy, which lies 29 kilometres (18 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The only other town in the county is Żukowo, lying 11 km (7 mi) east of Kartuzy.

The county covers an area of 1,120.04 square kilometres (432.4 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 137,942, out of which the population of Kartuzy is 14,536, that of Żukowo is 6,691, and the rural population is 116,715.[1]

Kartuzy County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Kartuzy County is bordered by Wejherowo County to the north, the city of Gdynia to the north-east, the city of Gdańsk and Gdańsk County to the east, Kościerzyna County to the south, Bytów County to the west, and Lębork County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Żukowo urban-rural 164.0 39,899 Żukowo
Gmina Kartuzy urban-rural 205.3 33,914 Kartuzy
Gmina Sierakowice rural 182.4 19,940 Sierakowice
Gmina Somonino rural 112.3 10,771 Somonino
Gmina Stężyca rural 160.3 10,575 Stężyca
Gmina Przodkowo rural 85.4 9,556 Przodkowo
Gmina Chmielno rural 79.2 7,767 Chmielno
Gmina Sulęczyno rural 131.3 5,520 Sulęczyno
Kashubian jamboree in Łeba in 2005 – banner showing the Kashubian name of Kartuzy County
Kashubian jamboree in Łeba in 2005 – banner showing the Kashubian name of Kartuzy County
The embroidery of Zukowo school of Kashubian embroidery
The embroidery of Zukowo school of Kashubian embroidery


  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.

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