Opole County

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Opole County

Powiat opolski
Flag of Opole County
Coat of arms of Opole County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Opole): 50°40′N 17°56′E / 50.667°N 17.933°E / 50.667; 17.933Coordinates: 50°40′N 17°56′E / 50.667°N 17.933°E / 50.667; 17.933
Country Poland
 • Total1,586.82 km2 (612.67 sq mi)
 • Total134,874
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesOPO

Opole County (Polish: powiat opolski) 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 is the city of Opole, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains three towns: Ozimek, 20 km (12 mi) east of Opole, Niemodlin, 24 km (15 mi) west of Opole, and Prószków, 11 km (7 mi) south-west of Opole.

The county covers an area of 1,586.82 square kilometres (612.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 134,874, out of which the population of Ozimek is 9,944, that of Niemodlin is 6,849, that of Prószków is 2,713, and the rural population is 115,368.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Apart from the city of Opole, Opole County is also bordered by Namysłów County and Kluczbork County to the north, Olesno County to the north-east, Strzelce County to the south-east, Krapkowice County and Prudnik County to the south, Nysa County to the south-west, and Brzeg County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 13 gminas (three urban-rural and 10 rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Ozimek urban-rural 126.5 20,989 Ozimek
Gmina Dobrzeń Wielki rural 91.4 14,049 Dobrzeń Wielki
Gmina Niemodlin urban-rural 183.2 13,823 Niemodlin
Gmina Komprachcice rural 55.9 11,249 Komprachcice
Gmina Prószków urban-rural 121.2 9,964 Prószków
Gmina Tarnów Opolski rural 81.6 9,943 Tarnów Opolski
Gmina Dąbrowa rural 130.8 9,571 Dąbrowa
Gmina Turawa rural 171.5 9,557 Turawa
Gmina Łubniany rural 125.4 9,156 Łubniany
Gmina Popielów rural 175.6 8,502 Popielów
Gmina Chrząstowice rural 82.3 6,655 Chrząstowice
Gmina Murów rural 159.7 5,912 Murów
Gmina Tułowice rural 81.1 5,504 Tułowice