Krapkowice County

Krapkowice County (Polish: powiat krapkowicki) 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 Krapkowice, which lies 23 kilometres (14 mi) south of the regional capital Opole. The county also contains the towns of Zdzieszowice, lying 13 km (8 mi) south-east of Krapkowice, and Gogolin, 5 km (3 mi) north-east of Krapkowice.

Krapkowice County

Powiat krapkowicki
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Krapkowice): 50°28′N 17°58′E / 50.467°N 17.967°E / 50.467; 17.967Coordinates: 50°28′N 17°58′E / 50.467°N 17.967°E / 50.467; 17.967
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
SeatKrapkowice
Gminas
Government
 • Head of CountyMaciej Sonik
Area
 • Total442.35 km2 (170.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total63,857
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Urban
34,428
 • Rural
29,429
Car platesOKR
Websitehttp://www.powiatkrapkowicki.pl

The county covers an area of 442.35 square kilometres (170.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 67,926, out of which the population of Krapkowice is 16,301, that of Zdzieszowice is 11,445, that of Gogolin is 6,682, and the rural population is 29,429.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Krapkowice County is bordered by Opole County to the north, Strzelce County to the east, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County to the south-east and Prudnik County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Gmina Krapkowice urban-rural 97.4 22,656 Krapkowice
Gmina Zdzieszowice urban-rural 57.9 15,740 Zdzieszowice
Gmina Gogolin urban-rural 100.5 12,632 Gogolin
Gmina Strzeleczki rural 117.3 7,391 Strzeleczki
Gmina Walce rural 69.3 5,438 Walce

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.