Oleśnica County

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Oleśnica County
Powiat oleśnicki
Flag of Oleśnica County
Coat of arms of Oleśnica County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Seat Oleśnica
 • Total 1,049.74 km2 (405.31 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 104,047
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban 61,951
 • Rural 41,415
Car plates DOL
Website http://www.powiat-olesnicki.pl

Oleśnica County (Polish: powiat oleśnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999 as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. The county covers an area of 1,049.7 square kilometres (405.3 sq mi). Its administrative seat is the town of Oleśnica, and it also contains the towns of Syców, Twardogóra, Bierutów and Międzybórz.

As at 2006 the total population of the county is 103,366, out of which the population of Oleśnica is 36,951, that of Syców is 10,712, that of Twardogóra is 6,866, that of Bierutów is 5,066, that of Międzybórz is 2,356, and the rural population is 41,415.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Oleśnica County is bordered by Milicz County and Ostrów Wielkopolski County to the north, Ostrzeszów County, Kępno County and Namysłów County to the east, Oława County to the south, and Wrocław County and Trzebnica County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into eight gminas (one urban, four urban-rural and three rural), these are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Oleśnica urban 21.0 36,951  
Gmina Syców urban-rural 144.8 16,330 Syców
Gmina Twardogóra urban-rural 168.0 12,879 Twardogóra
Gmina Oleśnica rural 243.4 11,372 Oleśnica *
Gmina Bierutów urban-rural 147.1 10,203 Bierutów
Gmina Dobroszyce rural 131.7 6,071 Dobroszyce
Gmina Międzybórz urban-rural 88.6 5,016 Międzybórz
Gmina Dziadowa Kłoda rural 105.1 4,544 Dziadowa Kłoda
* seat not part of the gmina


Coordinates: 51°12′N 17°23′E / 51.200°N 17.383°E / 51.200; 17.383