Opole Lubelskie County

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Opole Lubelskie County
Powiat opolski
Flag of Opole Lubelskie County
Coat of arms of Opole Lubelskie County
Coat of arms
Coordinates (Opole Lubelskie): 51°9′N 21°58′E / 51.150°N 21.967°E / 51.150; 21.967Coordinates: 51°9′N 21°58′E / 51.150°N 21.967°E / 51.150; 21.967
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
Seat Opole Lubelskie
 • Total 804.14 km2 (310.48 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 63,026
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban 18,743
 • Rural 44,283
Car plates LOP
Website http://www.opole.lublin.pl

Opole Lubelskie County (Polish: powiat opolski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It was established on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the town of Opole Lubelskie, which lies 44 kilometres (27 mi) west of the regional capital Lublin. The only other town in the county is Poniatowa, lying 8 km (5 mi) north-east of Opole Lubelskie.

The county covers an area of 804.14 square kilometres (310.5 sq mi). As of 2006, its total population is 63,026, including 9,911 in Poniatowa, 8,832 in Opole Lubelskie, and a rural population of 44,283.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Opole Lubelskie County is bordered by Puławy County to the north, Lublin County to the east, Kraśnik County to the south-east, Opatów County to the south-west, Lipsko County to the west and Zwoleń County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Opole Lubelskie urban-rural 193.8 17,795 Opole Lubelskie
Gmina Poniatowa urban-rural 84.2 15,146 Poniatowa
Gmina Józefów nad Wisłą rural 141.6 6,997 Józefów nad Wisłą
Gmina Chodel rural 108.2 6,771 Chodel
Gmina Karczmiska rural 95.2 6,192 Karczmiska
Gmina Łaziska rural 109.3 5,262 Łaziska
Gmina Wilków rural 79.5 4,863 Wilków