Location within the voivodeship
|• Total||1,049.74 km2 (405.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||99/km2 (260/sq mi)|
Oleśnica County (Polish: powiat oleśnicki) 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 1,049.7 square kilometres (405.3 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Oleśnica, and it also contains the towns of Syców, Twardogóra, Bierutów and Międzybórz.
As at 2006 the total population of the county is 103,366, out of which the population of Oleśnica is 36,951, that of Syców is 10,712, that of Twardogóra is 6,866, that of Bierutów is 5,066, that of Międzybórz is 2,356, and the rural population is 41,415.
Oleśnica County is bordered by Milicz County and Ostrów Wielkopolski County to the north, Ostrzeszów County, Kępno County and Namysłów County to the east, Oława County to the south, and Wrocław County and Trzebnica County to the west.
The county is subdivided into eight gminas (one urban, four urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Oleśnica||rural||243.4||11,372||Oleśnica *|
|Gmina Dziadowa Kłoda||rural||105.1||4,544||Dziadowa Kłoda|
|* seat not part of the gmina|