Opole County, Opole Voivodeship

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Opole County (Polish: powiat opolski) 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 is the city of Opole, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains four towns: Ozimek, 20 km (12 mi) east of Opole, Niemodlin, 24 km (15 mi) west of Opole, Prószków, 11 km (7 mi) south-west of Opole, and Tułowice, 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of Opole.

Opole County
Powiat opolski
Flag of Opole County
Coat of arms of Opole County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Opole): 50°40′N 17°56′E / 50.667°N 17.933°E / 50.667; 17.933
Country Poland
 • Total1,586.82 km2 (612.67 sq mi)
 • Total123,487
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesOPO

The county covers an area of 1,586.82 square kilometres (612.7 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 123,487, out of which the population of Ozimek is 8,657, that of Niemodlin is 6,315, that of Tułowice is 4,011, that of Prószków is 2,570, and the rural population is 101,934.

Neighbouring counties edit

Apart from the city of Opole, Opole County is also bordered by Namysłów County and Kluczbork County to the north, Olesno County to the north-east, Strzelce County to the south-east, Krapkowice County and Prudnik County to the south, Nysa County to the south-west, and Brzeg County to the north-west.

Administrative division edit

The county is subdivided into 13 gminas (4 urban-rural and 9 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Ozimek urban-rural 126.5 19,594 Ozimek
Gmina Niemodlin urban-rural 183.2 13,191 Niemodlin
Gmina Turawa rural 171.5 9,990 Turawa
Gmina Łubniany rural 125.4 9,830 Łubniany
Gmina Tarnów Opolski rural 81.6 9,580 Tarnów Opolski
Gmina Dobrzeń Wielki rural 91.4 9,457 Dobrzeń Wielki
Gmina Komprachcice rural 55.9 9,108 Komprachcice
Gmina Prószków urban-rural 121.2 9,029 Prószków
Gmina Dąbrowa rural 130.8 8,231 Dąbrowa
Gmina Popielów rural 175.6 8,051 Popielów
Gmina Chrząstowice rural 82.3 6,948 Chrząstowice
Gmina Murów rural 159.7 5,306 Murów
Gmina Tułowice urban-rural 81.1 5,172 Tułowice

References edit

  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.