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Olesno County

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Olesno County

Powiat oleski
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Olesno): 50°52′30″N 18°25′0″E / 50.87500°N 18.41667°E / 50.87500; 18.41667Coordinates: 50°52′30″N 18°25′0″E / 50.87500°N 18.41667°E / 50.87500; 18.41667
Country Poland
 • Total973.62 km2 (375.92 sq mi)
 • Total64,411
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesOOL

Olesno County (Polish: powiat oleski) 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 Olesno, which lies 42 kilometres (26 mi) north-east of the regional capital Opole. The county contains three other towns: Praszka, 20 km (12 mi) north of Olesno, Dobrodzień, 17 km (11 mi) south of Olesno, and Gorzów Śląski, 18 km (11 mi) north of Olesno.

The county covers an area of 973.62 square kilometres (375.9 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 64,411. The most populated towns are Olesno with 9,374 inhabitants and Praszka with 7,655 inhabitants.

Neighbouring counties

Olesno County is bordered by Wieruszów County and Wieluń County to the north, Kłobuck County to the east, Lubliniec County to the south-east, Strzelce County to the south, Opole County to the south-west, and Kluczbork County to the west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Olesno urban-rural 240.8 17,726 Olesno
Gmina Praszka urban-rural 102.8 13,537 Praszka
Gmina Dobrodzień urban-rural 162.8 9,877 Dobrodzień
Gmina Rudniki rural 100.5 8,180 Rudniki
Gmina Gorzów Śląski urban-rural 154.1 7,131 Gorzów Śląski
Gmina Radłów rural 86.0 4,308 Radłów
Gmina Zębowice rural 95.8 3,652 Zębowice


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