Gmina Krzanowice, German Gemeinde Kranowitz is an urban-rural gmina (administrative district) in Racibórz County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland, on the Czech border. Its seat is the town of Krzanowice (Kranowitz), which lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of Racibórz and 68 km (42 mi) west of the regional capital Katowice.
Railroad in Wojnowice
|Coordinates (Krzanowice): Coordinates:|
|• Total||47.06 km2 (18.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
The gmina covers an area of 47.06 square kilometres (18.2 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 6,082 (out of which the population of Krzanowice amounts to 2,207, and the population of the rural part of the gmina is 3,875). Since 2008 the commune has been bilingual in German and Polish, and has its signs in two languages. These signs celebrate the multicultural past of the region, which was prior to 1945 part of Germany and still maintains a large German population.
The commune contains the villages and settlements of: