Location within the voivodeship
|Coordinates (Strzelce Opolskie): 50°30′N 18°17′E / 50.500°N 18.283°ECoordinates: 50°30′N 18°17′E / 50.500°N 18.283°E|
|• Total||744.28 km2 (287.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
Strzelce County (Polish: powiat strzelecki) 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 Strzelce Opolskie, which lies 31 kilometres (19 mi) south-east of the regional capital Opole. The county contains four other towns: Zawadzkie, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Strzelce Opolskie, Kolonowskie, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Strzelce Opolskie, Leśnica, 11 km (7 mi) south-west of Strzelce Opolskie, and Ujazd, 14 km (9 mi) south-east of Strzelce Opolskie.
The county covers an area of 744.28 square kilometres (287.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 80,828, out of which the population of Strzelce Opolskie is 20,059, that of Zawadzkie is 8,331, that of Kolonowskie is 3,432, that of Leśnica is 2,945, that of Ujazd is 1,652, and the rural population is 44,409.
Strzelce County is bordered by Olesno County to the north, Lubliniec County to the north-east, Tarnowskie Góry County to the east, Gliwice County to the south-east, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County to the south, Krapkowice County to the west and Opole County to the north-west.
The county is subdivided into seven gminas (five urban-rural and two rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.
|Gmina Strzelce Opolskie||urban-rural||202.4||33,481||Strzelce Opolskie|