Gmina Głogówek, German Gemeinde Oberglogau is an urban-rural gmina (administrative district) in Prudnik County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, on the Czech border in Upper Silesia. Its seat is the town of Głogówek (Oberglogau), which lies approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi) east of Prudnik and 37 km (23 mi) south of the regional capital Opole.

Gmina Głogówek
Gemeinde Oberglogau

Głogówek Commune
Coat of arms of Gmina Głogówek Gemeinde Oberglogau
Coat of arms
Coordinates (Głogówek): 50°20′38″N 17°52′2″E / 50.34389°N 17.86722°E / 50.34389; 17.86722Coordinates: 50°20′38″N 17°52′2″E / 50.34389°N 17.86722°E / 50.34389; 17.86722
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyPrudnik
SeatGłogówek
Area
 • Total170.06 km2 (65.66 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)
 • Total14,013
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban
5,731
 • Rural
8,300
Websitehttp://www.glogowek.pl

The gmina covers an area of 170.06 square kilometres (65.7 sq mi), and as of 2010 its total population is 14,013 (out of which the population of Głogówek amounts to 5,731, and the population of the rural part of the gmina is 8,300). Since 2009, the township, like much of the area, has been officially bilingual in German and Polish.

SubdivisionsEdit

The commune contains the towns, villages and settlements:

DemographicsEdit

As of 31 December 2010, the commune had 14,013 inhabitants. At the time of the census of 2002, the commune had 15,106 inhabitants. Of these, 10,451 (69.1%) declared the Polish nationality; 3,757 persons (24.8%) declared the German nationality; and 219 (1.4%) with the non-recognized Silesian nationality. 679 inhabitants (4.4%) declared no nationality.

Neighbouring gminasEdit

Gmina Głogówek is bordered by the communes of Biała / Zülz, Głubczyce, Krapkowice, Lubrza, Pawłowiczki, Reńska Wieś / Reinschdorf, Strzeleczki / Klein Strehlitz and Walce / Walzen. It also borders the Czech Republic.

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