Gmina Sośnicowice

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Gmina Sośnicowice

Sośnicowice Commune
Coat of arms of Gmina Sośnicowice
Coat of arms
Coordinates (Sośnicowice): 50°17′0″N 18°32′0″E / 50.28333°N 18.53333°E / 50.28333; 18.53333Coordinates: 50°17′0″N 18°32′0″E / 50.28333°N 18.53333°E / 50.28333; 18.53333
Country Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
CountyGliwice County
SeatSośnicowice
Area
 • Total116.24 km2 (44.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total8,249
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,747
 • Rural
6,502
Websitehttp://www.sosnicowice.pl/

Gmina Sośnicowice is an urban-rural gmina (administrative district) in Gliwice County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the town of Sośnicowice, which lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Gliwice and 34 km (21 mi) west of the regional capital Katowice.

The gmina covers an area of 116.24 square kilometres (44.9 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 8,249 (out of which the population of Sośnicowice amounts to 1,747, and the population of the rural part of the gmina is 6,502).

The gmina contains part of the protected area called Rudy Landscape Park.

Villages[edit]

Apart from the town of Sośnicowice, Gmina Sośnicowice contains the villages and settlements of Bargłówka, Gajówka, Kozłów, Kuźniczka, Łany Wielkie, Nowa Wieś, Podlesie, Rachowice, Sierakowice, Sierakowiczki, Smolnica, Trachy, Tworóg Mały, Wesoła and Zamoście.

Neighbouring gminas[edit]

Gmina Sośnicowice is bordered by the city of Gliwice and by the gminas of Bierawa, Kuźnia Raciborska, Pilchowice and Rudziniec.

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