Nysa County

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Nysa County
Powiat nyski
Flag of Nysa County
Coat of arms of Nysa County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Nysa): 50°28′17″N 17°20′2″E / 50.47139°N 17.33389°E / 50.47139; 17.33389Coordinates: 50°28′17″N 17°20′2″E / 50.47139°N 17.33389°E / 50.47139; 17.33389
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
Seat Nysa
 • Total 1,223.87 km2 (472.54 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 145,640
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban 77,461
 • Rural 68,179
Car plates ONY
Website http://www.powiat.nysa.pl

Nysa County (Polish: powiat nyski) 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 Nysa, which lies 48 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of the regional capital Opole. The county contains four other towns: Głuchołazy, 18 km (11 mi) south of Nysa, Paczków, 24 km (15 mi) west of Nysa, Otmuchów, 12 km (7 mi) west of Nysa, and Korfantów, 20 km (12 mi) east of Nysa.

The county covers an area of 1,223.87 square kilometres (472.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 145,640, out of which the population of Nysa is 47,283, that of Głuchołazy is 14,887, that of Paczków is 8,147, that of Otmuchów is 5,261, that of Korfantów is 1,883, and the rural population is 68,179.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Nysa County is bordered by Ząbkowice Śląskie County to the west, Strzelin County and Brzeg County to the north, Opole County to the north-east, and Prudnik County to the south-east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Nysa urban-rural 217.6 59,868 Nysa
Gmina Głuchołazy urban-rural 168.0 25,706 Głuchołazy
Gmina Otmuchów urban-rural 187.4 14,225 Otmuchów
Gmina Paczków urban-rural 79.7 13,743 Paczków
Gmina Korfantów urban-rural 179.8 9,784 Korfantów
Gmina Łambinowice rural 123.7 8,157 Łambinowice
Gmina Skoroszyce rural 103.6 6,521 Skoroszyce
Gmina Pakosławice rural 74.0 3,899 Pakosławice
Gmina Kamiennik rural 89.2 3,737 Kamiennik