Gmina Dobrodzień

Gmina Dobrodzień
Gemeinde Guttentag

Dobrodzień Commune

Coat of arms
Coordinates (Dobrodzień): 50°43′40″N 18°26′40″E / 50.72778°N 18.44444°E / 50.72778; 18.44444Coordinates: 50°43′40″N 18°26′40″E / 50.72778°N 18.44444°E / 50.72778; 18.44444
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
County Olesno
Seat Dobrodzień
  Total 162.84 km2 (62.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 10,651
  Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
  Urban 4,168
  Rural 6,483

Gmina Dobrodzień, German Gemeinde Guttentag is an urban-rural gmina (administrative district) in Olesno County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Its seat is the town of Dobrodzień, which lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Olesno and 37 km (23 mi) east of the regional capital Opole.

The gmina covers an area of 162.84 square kilometres (62.9 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 10,651 (out of which the population of Dobrodzień amounts to 4,168, and the population of the rural part of the gmina is 6,483).

Prior to 1945 the area was part of Germany. Since 2009 the commune has been officially bilingual in German and Polish due to the large German minority in the area, many ethnic Germans have remained despite the area being transferred to Poland after World War II.


The commune contains the villages and settlements of:

Neighbouring gminas

Gmina Dobrodzień is bordered by the gminas of Ciasna, Kolonowskie/Colonnowska, Olesno, Ozimek, Pawonków, Zawadzkie and Zębowice.


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