Kluczbork County

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Kluczbork County
Powiat kluczborski
Flag of Kluczbork County
Coat of arms of Kluczbork County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Kluczbork): 50°59′N 18°13′E / 50.983°N 18.217°E / 50.983; 18.217Coordinates: 50°59′N 18°13′E / 50.983°N 18.217°E / 50.983; 18.217
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
Seat Kluczbork
 • Total 851.59 km2 (328.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 70,082
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban 35,726
 • Rural 34,356
Car plates OKL
Website http://www.powiatkluczborski.pl

Kluczbork County (Polish: powiat kluczborski) 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 Kluczbork, which lies 41 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of the regional capital Opole. The county also contains the towns of Wołczyn, lying 12 km (7 mi) west of Kluczbork, and Byczyna, 15 km (9 mi) north of Kluczbork.

The county covers an area of 851.59 square kilometres (328.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 70,082, out of which the population of Kluczbork is 25,910, that of Wołczyn is 6,139, that of Byczyna is 3,677, and the rural population is 34,356.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Kluczbork County is bordered by Kępno County and Wieruszów County to the north, Olesno County to the south-east, Opole County to the south, and Namysłów County to the 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
Gmina Kluczbork urban-rural 217.0 38,618 Kluczbork
Gmina Wołczyn urban-rural 240.9 14,458 Wołczyn
Gmina Byczyna urban-rural 182.9 9,814 Byczyna
Gmina Lasowice Wielkie rural 210.8 7,192 Lasowice Wielkie