Olesno County

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Olesno County

Powiat oleski
Flag of Olesno County
Coat of arms of Olesno County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Olesno): 50°52′30″N 18°25′0″E / 50.87500°N 18.41667°E / 50.87500; 18.41667Coordinates: 50°52′30″N 18°25′0″E / 50.87500°N 18.41667°E / 50.87500; 18.41667
Country Poland
 • Total973.62 km2 (375.92 sq mi)
 • Total68,269
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesOOL

Olesno County (Polish: powiat oleski) 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 Olesno, which lies 42 kilometres (26 mi) north-east of the regional capital Opole. The county contains three other towns: Praszka, 20 km (12 mi) north of Olesno, Dobrodzień, 17 km (11 mi) south of Olesno, and Gorzów Śląski, 18 km (11 mi) north of Olesno.

The county covers an area of 973.62 square kilometres (375.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 68,269, out of which the population of Olesno is 10,106, that of Praszka is 8,230, that of Dobrodzień is 4,168, that of Gorzów Śląski is 2,606, and the rural population is 43,159.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Olesno County is bordered by Wieruszów County and Wieluń County to the north, Kłobuck County to the east, Lubliniec County to the south-east, Strzelce County to the south, Opole County to the south-west, and Kluczbork County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Olesno urban-rural 240.8 18,837 Olesno
Gmina Praszka urban-rural 102.8 13,876 Praszka
Gmina Dobrodzień urban-rural 162.8 10,651 Dobrodzień
Gmina Rudniki rural 100.5 8,547 Rudniki
Gmina Gorzów Śląski urban-rural 154.1 7,693 Gorzów Śląski
Gmina Radłów rural 86.0 4,575 Radłów
Gmina Zębowice rural 95.8 4,090 Zębowice