Brzeg County

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Not to be confused with Brzesko County, which has the same name in Polish.
Brzeg County
powiat brzeski
County
Flag of Brzeg County
Flag
Coat of arms of Brzeg County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Brzeg): 50°52′N 17°29′E / 50.867°N 17.483°E / 50.867; 17.483Coordinates: 50°52′N 17°29′E / 50.867°N 17.483°E / 50.867; 17.483
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
Seat Brzeg
Gminas
Area
 • Total 876.52 km2 (338.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 92,361
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban 52,900
 • Rural 39,461
Car plates OB
Website http://www.brzeg-powiat.pl/

Brzeg County (Polish: powiat brzeski [ˈpɔvʲat ˈbʐɛskʲi]) 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 Brzeg, which lies 39 kilometres (24 mi) north-west of the regional capital Opole. The county also contains the towns of Grodków, lying 22 km (14 mi) south of Brzeg, and Lewin Brzeski, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Brzeg.

The county covers an area of 876.52 square kilometres (338.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 92,361, out of which the population of Brzeg is 38,303, that of Grodków is 8,771, that of Lewin Brzeski is 5,826, and the rural population is 39,461.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Brzeg County is bordered by Namysłów County to the north-east, Opole County to the south-east, Nysa County to the south, and Strzelin County and Oława County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Brzeg urban 14.7 38,303  
Gmina Grodków urban-rural 286.4 19,743 Grodków
Gmina Lewin Brzeski urban-rural 159.7 13,555 Lewin Brzeski
Gmina Lubsza rural 212.7 8,577 Lubsza
Gmina Skarbimierz rural 110.5 7,240 Skarbimierz Osiedle
Gmina Olszanka rural 92.6 4,943 Olszanka

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