Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Opoczno): Coordinates:|
|• Total||1,038.77 km2 (401.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
Opoczno County (Polish: powiat opoczyński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Łódź Voivodeship, south-east 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 Opoczno, which lies 72 kilometres (45 mi) south-east of the regional capital Łódź. The only other town in the county is Drzewica, lying 15 km (9 mi) north-east of Opoczno.
The county covers an area of 1,038.77 square kilometres (401.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 78,659, out of which the population of Opoczno is 22,708, that of Drzewica is 3,945, and the rural population is 52,006.
The county is subdivided into eight gminas (two urban-rural and six rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.