Głubczyce County

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Głubczyce County
Powiat głubczycki
Coat of arms of Głubczyce County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Głubczyce): 50°12′0″N 17°50′3″E / 50.20000°N 17.83417°E / 50.20000; 17.83417Coordinates: 50°12′0″N 17°50′3″E / 50.20000°N 17.83417°E / 50.20000; 17.83417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
Seat Głubczyce
 • Total 673.1 km2 (259.9 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 49,818
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban 22,786
 • Rural 27,032
Car plates OGL
Website http://www.powiatglubczycki.pl

Głubczyce County (Polish: powiat głubczycki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Opole Voivodeship, south-western Poland, on the Czech border. 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 Głubczyce, which lies 53 kilometres (33 mi) south of the regional capital Opole. The county also contains the towns of Kietrz, lying 19 km (12 mi) south-east of Głubczyce, and Baborów, 12 km (7 mi) south-east of Głubczyce.

The county covers an area of 673.1 square kilometres (259.9 sq mi). As of 2007 its total population is 49,818, out of which the population of Głubczyce is 13,333, that of Kietrz is 6,317, that of Baborów is 3,136, and the rural population is 27,032.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Głubczyce County is bordered by Prudnik County to the north, and Kędzierzyn-Koźle County and Racibórz County to the east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south and west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
(31 Dec 2007)
Gmina Głubczyce urban-rural 294.3 23,997 Głubczyce
Gmina Kietrz urban-rural 139.9 11,755 Kietrz
Gmina Branice rural 121.9 7,597 Branice
Gmina Baborów urban-rural 117.0 6,469 Baborów

Local Action Group[edit]

On the territory of the Głubczyce County is active Plateau of the Good Land Local Action Group (Polish: LGD Płaskowyż Dobrej Ziemi).


Partner regions[edit]