Krapkowice County

Krapkowice County
Powiat krapkowicki

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Krapkowice): 50°28′N 17°58′E / 50.467°N 17.967°E / 50.467; 17.967Coordinates: 50°28′N 17°58′E / 50.467°N 17.967°E / 50.467; 17.967
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
Seat Krapkowice
  Head of County Maciej Sonik
  Total 442.35 km2 (170.79 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 67,926
  Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
  Urban 37,518
  Rural 30,408
Car plates OKR

Krapkowice County (Polish: powiat krapkowicki) 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 Krapkowice, which lies 23 kilometres (14 mi) south of the regional capital Opole. The county also contains the towns of Zdzieszowice, lying 13 km (8 mi) south-east of Krapkowice, and Gogolin, 5 km (3 mi) north-east of Krapkowice.

The county covers an area of 442.35 square kilometres (170.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 67,926, out of which the population of Krapkowice is 18,112, that of Zdzieszowice is 13,329, that of Gogolin is 6,077, and the rural population is 30,408.

Neighbouring counties

Krapkowice County is bordered by Opole County to the north, Strzelce County to the east, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County to the south-east and Prudnik County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Krapkowice urban-rural 97.4 24,602 Krapkowice
Gmina Zdzieszowice urban-rural 57.9 17,478 Zdzieszowice
Gmina Gogolin urban-rural 100.5 11,932 Gogolin
Gmina Strzeleczki rural 117.3 7,938 Strzeleczki
Gmina Walce rural 69.3 5,976 Walce


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