(powiat malborski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat
) in Pomeranian Voivodeship
, northern Poland
. It was created on January 1
as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Malbork
(site of the historic Malbork Castle
), south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk
. The only other town in the county is Nowy Staw
, lying north of Malbork. Until 2002 the county also included the areas which now make up Sztum County
The county covers an area of . As of 2006 its total population is 62,960, out of which the population of Malbork is 38,478, that of Nowy Staw is 4,447, and the rural population is 20,035.
Malbork County on a map of the counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship
Malbork County is bordered by Nowy Dwór Gdański County to the north, Elbląg County to the east, Sztum County to the south, Tczew County to the west and Gdańsk County to the north-west.
The county is subdivided into six gminas
(one urban, one urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.