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Tuchola County

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Tuchola County

Powiat tucholski
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Tuchola): 53°36′N 17°51′E / 53.600°N 17.850°E / 53.600; 17.850Coordinates: 53°36′N 17°51′E / 53.600°N 17.850°E / 53.600; 17.850
Country Poland
 • Total1,075.27 km2 (415.16 sq mi)
 • Total48,329 [1]
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesCTU

Tuchola County (Polish: powiat tucholski) 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 Tuchola, which lies 55 km (34 mi) north of Bydgoszcz and 81 km (50 mi) north-west of Toruń.

The county covers an area of 1,075.27 square kilometres (415.2 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 48,329 out of which the population of Tuchola is 13,621 and the rural population is 34,708.

The county contains most of the protected area called Tuchola Landscape Park.

Neighbouring counties

Tuchola County is bordered by Starogard County to the north-east, Świecie County to the east, Bydgoszcz County to the south, Sępólno County to the south-west and Chojnice County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Tuchola urban-rural 239.4 20,270 Tuchola
Gmina Cekcyn rural 253.3 6,842 Cekcyn
Gmina Lubiewo rural 162.8 5,995 Lubiewo
Gmina Śliwice rural 174.8 5,580 Śliwice
Gmina Gostycyn rural 136.2 5,166 Gostycyn
Gmina Kęsowo rural 108.8 4,476 Kęsowo


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

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