Oława County

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Oława County
Powiat oławski
Flag of Oława County
Coat of arms of Oława County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Oława
 • Total 523.73 km2 (202.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 71,118
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Urban 46,104
 • Rural 25,014
Car plates DOA
Website http://www.starostwo.olawa.pl

Oława County (Polish: powiat oławski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999 as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. The county covers an area of 523.7 square kilometres (202.2 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Oława, and its only other town is Jelcz-Laskowice.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 71,118, out of which the population of Oława is 30,908, that of Jelcz-Laskowice is 15,196, and the rural population is 25,014.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Oława County is bordered by Oleśnica County to the north, Namysłów County and Brzeg County to the east, Strzelin County to the south-west, and Wrocław County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Oława urban 27.4 30,908  
Gmina Jelcz-Laskowice urban-rural 168.1 21,462 Jelcz-Laskowice
Gmina Oława rural 234.0 13,438 Oława *
Gmina Domaniów rural 94.3 5,310 Domaniów
* seat not part of the gmina


Coordinates: 50°56′N 17°18′E / 50.933°N 17.300°E / 50.933; 17.300