(powiat tucholski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat
) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship
, north-central Poland
. It was created on January 1
as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Tuchola
, which lies north of Bydgoszcz
and north-west of Toruń
The county covers an area of . As of 2006 its total population is 47,230, out of which the population of Tuchola is 13,935 and the rural population is 33,295.
The county contains most of the protected area called Tuchola Landscape Park.
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.
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.