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Chojnice County (Kashubian: Chòniczzi kréz, Polish: powiat chojnicki) 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 Chojnice, which lies 103 kilometres (64 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The county also contains the towns of Czersk, lying 30 km (19 mi) east of Chojnice, and Brusy, 24 km (15 mi) north-east of Chojnice.

County in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Chojnice County
Powiat chojnicki

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Coat of arms
Coordinates (Chojnice):

53°42′N17°33′E

Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
Seat Chojnice
Gminas
Area

  Total 1,364.25 km2 (526.74 sq mi)
Population

 (2019)
  Total 97,616
  Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
  Urban

54,988
  Rural

42,628
Car plates GCH
Website http://powiat.chojnice.pl/

The county covers an area of 1,364.25 square kilometres (526.7 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 97,616, out of which the population of Chojnice is 39,890, that of Czersk is 9,910, that of Brusy is 5,188, and the rural population is 42,628.[1]

Chojnice County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Chojnice County is bordered by Bytów County and Kościerzyna County to the north, Starogard County and Tuchola County to the east, Sępólno County to the south, and Człuchów County to the west.

Villages belonging to Landreis Konitz; Konitz (on top) and the Koschneiderei 1926

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Between 1172 and 1920 the county, with varying boundaries, was part of Prussia. Following the First World War this part of West Prussia was awarded to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles. From 1938 to 1945 the Landkreis Konitz was part of the newly created Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia.

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

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Chojnice urban 21.1 39,890  
Gmina Czersk urban-rural 379.9 21,643 Czersk
Gmina Chojnice rural 458.3 19,195 Chojnice *
Gmina Brusy urban-rural 400.7 14,572 Brusy
Gmina Konarzyny rural 104.3 2,316 Konarzyny
* seat not part of the gmina

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