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Racibórz County

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Racibórz County

Powiat raciborski
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Racibórz): 50°5′N 18°14′E / 50.083°N 18.233°E / 50.083; 18.233Coordinates: 50°5′N 18°14′E / 50.083°N 18.233°E / 50.083; 18.233
Country Poland
 • Total543.98 km2 (210.03 sq mi)
 • Total108,388
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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Racibórz County (Polish: powiat raciborski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland, on the Czech border. 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 Racibórz, which lies 58 kilometres (36 mi) west of the regional capital Katowice. The county also contains the towns of Kuźnia Raciborska, lying 16 km (10 mi) north of Racibórz, and Krzanowice, 11 km (7 mi) south-west of Racibórz.

The county covers an area of 543.98 square kilometres (210.0 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 108,388, out of which the population of Racibórz is 54,778, that of Kuźnia Raciborska is 5,359, that of Krzanowice is 2,157, and the rural population is 46,094.

Neighbouring counties

Racibórz County is bordered by Głubczyce County to the west, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County to the north, Gliwice County to the north-east, and the city of Rybnik, Rybnik County and Wodzisław County to the east. It also borders the Czech Republic to the south.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Racibórz urban 75.0 54,778  
Gmina Kuźnia Raciborska urban-rural 126.8 11,851 Kuźnia Raciborska
Gmina Krzyżanowice rural 69.7 11,301 Krzyżanowice
Gmina Nędza rural 57.1 7,433 Nędza
Gmina Pietrowice Wielkie rural 68.1 6,908 Pietrowice Wielkie
Gmina Krzanowice urban-rural 47.1 5,739 Krzanowice
Gmina Kornowac rural 26.3 5,190 Kornowac
Gmina Rudnik rural 73.9 5,188 Rudnik

See also


  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
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