Brzeg County

Brzeg County (Polish: powiat brzeski [ˈpɔvʲat ˈbʐɛskʲi]) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Opole Voivodeship, south-western 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 Brzeg, which lies 39 kilometres (24 mi) north-west of the regional capital Opole. The county also contains the towns of Grodków, lying 22 km (14 mi) south of Brzeg, and Lewin Brzeski, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Brzeg.

Brzeg County
powiat brzeski
Flag of Brzeg County
Coat of arms of Brzeg County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Brzeg): 50°52′N 17°29′E / 50.867°N 17.483°E / 50.867; 17.483Coordinates: 50°52′N 17°29′E / 50.867°N 17.483°E / 50.867; 17.483
Country Poland
 • Total876.52 km2 (338.43 sq mi)
 • Total90,054
 • Density105/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 876.52 square kilometres (338.4 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 90,054, out of which the population of Brzeg is 35,890, that of Grodków is 8,595, that of Lewin Brzeski is 5,736, and the rural population is 39,833.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Brzeg County is bordered by Namysłów County to the north-east, Opole County to the south-east, Nysa County to the south, and Strzelin County and Oława County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Brzeg urban 14.7 35,890  
Gmina Grodków urban-rural 286.4 19,149 Grodków
Gmina Lewin Brzeski urban-rural 159.7 12,968 Lewin Brzeski
Gmina Lubsza rural 212.7 8,992 Lubsza
Gmina Skarbimierz rural 110.5 8,149 Skarbimierz Osiedle
Gmina Olszanka rural 92.6 4,906 Olszanka


  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.