Strzelce County

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Strzelce County
Powiat strzelecki
County
Flag of Strzelce County
Flag
Coat of arms of Strzelce County
Coat of arms
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
Voivodeship Opole
Seat Strzelce Opolskie
Gminas
Area
 • Total 744.28 km2 (287.37 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 80,828
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban 36,419
 • Rural 44,409
Car plates OST
Website http://www.powiatstrzelecki.pl
Not to be confused with Strzelce-Drezdenko 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.

The county covers an area of 744.28 square kilometres (287.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 80,828, out of which the population of Strzelce Opolskie is 20,059, that of Zawadzkie is 8,331, that of Kolonowskie is 3,432, that of Leśnica is 2,945, that of Ujazd is 1,652, and the rural population is 44,409.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

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 division[edit]

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
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Gmina Strzelce Opolskie urban-rural 202.4 33,481 Strzelce Opolskie
Gmina Zawadzkie urban-rural 82.2 12,874 Zawadzkie
Gmina Leśnica urban-rural 94.6 8,757 Leśnica
Gmina Jemielnica rural 113.2 7,601 Jemielnica
Gmina Ujazd urban-rural 83.3 6,284 Ujazd
Gmina Kolonowskie urban-rural 83.6 6,223 Kolonowskie
Gmina Izbicko rural 84.9 5,608 Izbicko

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