Gmina Głogówek

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
Flag of Gmina Głogówek Gemeinde Oberglogau
Coat of arms of Gmina Głogówek Gemeinde Oberglogau
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
 • Total13,258
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
5,592
 • Rural
7,666
Websitehttp://www.glogowek.pl
Glogowek rathaus

The gmina covers an area of 170.06 square kilometres (65.7 sq mi), and as of 2019 its total population is 13,258. Since 2009, the township, like much of the area, has been officially bilingual in German and Polish.

VillagesEdit

Apart from the town of Głogówek, the gmina contains villages and settlements of:

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, Głubczyce, Krapkowice, Lubrza, Pawłowiczki, Reńska Wieś, Strzeleczki and Walce. It also borders the Czech Republic.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Gmina Głogówek is twinned with:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miasta partnerskie". glogowek.pl (in Polish). Gmina Głogówek. Retrieved 2020-03-10.