Kłodzko County

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For the historical Kłodzko County, see Kłodzko Land.
Kłodzko County
Powiat kłodzki
County
Flag of Kłodzko County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kłodzko County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Kłodzko
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,643.37 km2 (634.51 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 166,447
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban 108,262
 • Rural 58,185
Car plates DKL
Website http://www.powiat.klodzko.pl


Kłodzko County (Polish: powiat kłodzki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian 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 area roughly corresponds to the former German Grafschaft Glatz.

The county covers an area of 1,643 square kilometres (634 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Kłodzko; it also contains the towns of Duszniki-Zdrój, Nowa Ruda, Polanica-Zdrój, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Międzylesie, Radków, Stronie Śląskie and Szczytna. (The suffix Zdrój appearing in several of these names means "spa".)

As of 2006 the total population of the county was 166,447, of which the population of the towns was 108,262 and the rural population was 58,185.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Kłodzko County is bordered by Wałbrzych County to the north-west, Dzierżoniów County to the north and Ząbkowice Śląskie County to the north-east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the east, south and west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (five urban, six urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Kłodzko urban 24.8 28,249  
Nowa Ruda urban 37.1 24,261  
Gmina Bystrzyca Kłodzka urban-rural 337.8 19,734 Bystrzyca Kłodzka
Gmina Kłodzko rural 252.3 17,008 Kłodzko *
Gmina Nowa Ruda rural 139.7 12,196 Nowa Ruda *
Kudowa-Zdrój urban 33.9 10,204  
Gmina Radków urban-rural 139.0 9,350 Radków
Gmina Lądek-Zdrój urban-rural 117.4 8,781 Lądek-Zdrój
Gmina Stronie Śląskie urban-rural 146.4 7,963 Stronie Śląskie
Gmina Międzylesie urban-rural 189.0 7,516 Międzylesie
Gmina Szczytna urban-rural 133.2 7,325 Szczytna
Polanica-Zdrój urban 17.2 6,900  
Duszniki-Zdrój urban 22.3 5,113  
Gmina Lewin Kłodzki rural 52.2 1,847 Lewin Kłodzki
* seat not part of the gmina

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Coordinates: 50°26′16″N 16°39′10″E / 50.43778°N 16.65278°E / 50.43778; 16.65278