- For the historical Kłodzko County, see Kłodzko Land.
Location within the voivodeship
|• Total||1,643.37 km2 (634.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
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Kłodzko County (Polish: powiat kłodzki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian 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 area roughly corresponds to the former German Grafschaft Glatz.
The county covers an area of 1,643 square kilometres (634 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Kłodzko; it also contains the towns of Duszniki-Zdrój, Nowa Ruda, Polanica-Zdrój, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Międzylesie, Radków, Stronie Śląskie and Szczytna. (The suffix Zdrój appearing in several of these names means "spa".)
As of 2006 the total population of the county was 166,447, of which the population of the towns was 108,262 and the rural population was 58,185.
Kłodzko County is bordered by Wałbrzych County to the north-west, Dzierżoniów County to the north and Ząbkowice Śląskie County to the north-east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the east, south and west.
The county is subdivided into 14 gminas (five urban, six urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Bystrzyca Kłodzka||urban-rural||337.8||19,734||Bystrzyca Kłodzka|
|Gmina Kłodzko||rural||252.3||17,008||Kłodzko *|
|Gmina Nowa Ruda||rural||139.7||12,196||Nowa Ruda *|
|Gmina Stronie Śląskie||urban-rural||146.4||7,963||Stronie Śląskie|
|Gmina Lewin Kłodzki||rural||52.2||1,847||Lewin Kłodzki|
|* seat not part of the gmina|