Nysa County (Polish: powiat nyski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Opole Voivodeship, south-western Poland, on the Czech border. 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 Nysa, which lies 48 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of the regional capital Opole. The county contains four other towns: Głuchołazy, 18 km (11 mi) south of Nysa, Paczków, 24 km (15 mi) west of Nysa, Otmuchów, 12 km (7 mi) west of Nysa, and Korfantów, 20 km (12 mi) east of Nysa.

Nysa County
Powiat nyski
Flag of Nysa County
Coat of arms of Nysa County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Nysa): 50°28′17″N 17°20′2″E / 50.47139°N 17.33389°E / 50.47139; 17.33389Coordinates: 50°28′17″N 17°20′2″E / 50.47139°N 17.33389°E / 50.47139; 17.33389
Country Poland
 • Total1,223.87 km2 (472.54 sq mi)
 • Total136,393
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesONY

The county covers an area of 1,223.87 square kilometres (472.5 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 136,393. The most populated towns are Nysa with 43,849 inhabitants, Głuchołazy with 13,534 inhabitants, and Paczków with 7,460 inhabitants.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Nysa County is bordered by Ząbkowice Śląskie County to the west, Strzelin County and Brzeg County to the north, Opole County to the north-east, and Prudnik County to the south-east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Nysa urban-rural 217.6 57,077 Nysa
Gmina Głuchołazy urban-rural 168.0 23,707 Głuchołazy
Gmina Otmuchów urban-rural 187.4 13,559 Otmuchów
Gmina Paczków urban-rural 79.7 12,560 Paczków
Gmina Korfantów urban-rural 179.8 8,803 Korfantów
Gmina Łambinowice rural 123.7 7,494 Łambinowice
Gmina Skoroszyce rural 103.6 6,219 Skoroszyce
Gmina Pakosławice rural 74.0 3,508 Pakosławice
Gmina Kamiennik rural 89.2 3,466 Kamiennik


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