Kluczbork County

Kluczbork County (Polish: powiat kluczborski) 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 Kluczbork, which lies 41 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of the regional capital Opole. The county also contains the towns of Wołczyn, lying 12 km (7 mi) west of Kluczbork, and Byczyna, 15 km (9 mi) north of Kluczbork.

Kluczbork County

Powiat kluczborski
Flag of Kluczbork County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kluczbork County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Kluczbork): 50°59′N 18°13′E / 50.983°N 18.217°E / 50.983; 18.217Coordinates: 50°59′N 18°13′E / 50.983°N 18.217°E / 50.983; 18.217
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
SeatKluczbork
Gminas
Area
 • Total851.59 km2 (328.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total65,644
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
33,043
 • Rural
32,601
Car platesOKL
Websitehttp://www.powiatkluczborski.pl

The county covers an area of 851.59 square kilometres (328.8 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 65,644, out of which the population of Kluczbork is 23,554, that of Wołczyn is 5,907, that of Byczyna is 3,582, and the rural population is 32,601.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Kluczbork County is bordered by Kępno County and Wieruszów County to the north, Olesno County to the south-east, Opole County to the south, and Namysłów County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Kluczbork urban-rural 217.0 35,896 Kluczbork
Gmina Wołczyn urban-rural 240.9 13,579 Wołczyn
Gmina Byczyna urban-rural 182.9 9,305 Byczyna
Gmina Lasowice Wielkie rural 210.8 6,864 Lasowice Wielkie

ReferencesEdit

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