Gmina Branice

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Gmina Branice
Branice Commune
Gmina
Coordinates (Branice): 50°3′5″N 17°47′41″E / 50.05139°N 17.79472°E / 50.05139; 17.79472Coordinates: 50°3′5″N 17°47′41″E / 50.05139°N 17.79472°E / 50.05139; 17.79472
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
County Głubczyce
Seat Branice
Area
 • Total 121.87 km2 (47.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 7,728
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Website http://www.branice.pl

Gmina Branice is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Głubczyce County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, on the Czech border. Its seat is the village of Branice, which lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Głubczyce and 69 km (43 mi) south of the regional capital Opole.

The gmina covers an area of 121.87 square kilometres (47.1 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 7,728.

Geography[edit]

Gmina Branice is on the Głubczyce Plateau (Polish: Płaskowyż Głubczycki; a part of the Silesian Lowlands) and partly in the Opawskie Mountains (a part of the Eastern Sudeten). Gmina Branice is located in the Oder River Basin (rivers: Opawa, Troja).

Villages[edit]

Gmina Branice contains the villages and settlements of Bliszczyce, Boboluszki, Branice, Dzbańce, Dzbańce-Osiedle, Dzierżkowice, Gródczany, Jabłonka, Jakubowice, Jędrychowice, Lewice, Michałkowice, Niekazanice, Posucice, Turków, Uciechowice, Włodzienin, Wódka and Wysoka.

Partner communities[edit]

Neighbouring gminas[edit]

Gmina Branice is bordered by the gminas of Głubczyce and Kietrz. It also borders Czech Republic (towns of Krnov, Úvalno, Brumovice, Holasovice and Opava).

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