Strzelce County

Strzelce County (Polish: powiat strzelecki) 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 Strzelce Opolskie, which lies 31 kilometres (19 mi) south-east of the regional capital Opole. The county contains four other towns: Zawadzkie, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Strzelce Opolskie, Kolonowskie, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Strzelce Opolskie, Leśnica, 11 km (7 mi) south-west of Strzelce Opolskie, and Ujazd, 14 km (9 mi) south-east of Strzelce Opolskie.

Strzelce County
Powiat strzelecki
Flag of Strzelce County
Coat of arms of Strzelce County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Strzelce Opolskie): 50°30′N 18°17′E / 50.500°N 18.283°E / 50.500; 18.283Coordinates: 50°30′N 18°17′E / 50.500°N 18.283°E / 50.500; 18.283
Country Poland
SeatStrzelce Opolskie
 • Total744.28 km2 (287.37 sq mi)
 • Total74,460
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 744.28 square kilometres (287.4 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 74,460. The most populated towns are Strzelce Opolskie with 17,900 inhabitants, and Zawadzkie with 7,135 inhabitants.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Strzelce County is bordered by Olesno County to the north, Lubliniec County to the north-east, Tarnowskie Góry County to the east, Gliwice County to the south-east, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County to the south, Krapkowice County to the west and Opole County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Strzelce Opolskie urban-rural 202.4 30,603 Strzelce Opolskie
Gmina Zawadzkie urban-rural 82.2 11,341 Zawadzkie
Gmina Leśnica urban-rural 94.6 7,569 Leśnica
Gmina Jemielnica rural 113.2 7,219 Jemielnica
Gmina Ujazd urban-rural 83.3 6,418 Ujazd
Gmina Kolonowskie urban-rural 83.6 5,895 Kolonowskie
Gmina Izbicko rural 84.9 5,415 Izbicko


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