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Gliwice County

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Gliwice County

Powiat gliwicki
Coat of arms
Location within Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates (Gliwice): 50°17′N 18°40′E / 50.283°N 18.667°E / 50.283; 18.667Coordinates: 50°17′N 18°40′E / 50.283°N 18.667°E / 50.283; 18.667
Country Poland
 • Total663.35 km2 (256.12 sq mi)
 • Total115,571
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesSGL

Gliwice County (Polish: powiat gliwicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Gliwice, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains four towns: Knurów, 8 km (5 mi) south of Gliwice, Pyskowice, 12 km (7 mi) north of Gliwice, Toszek, 22 km (14 mi) north-west of Gliwice, and Sośnicowice, 10 km (6 mi) west of Gliwice.

The county covers an area of 663.35 square kilometres (256.1 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 115,571. The most populated towns are Knurów with 38,310 inhabitants and Pyskowice with 18,432 inhabitants.

Neighbouring counties

Apart from the city of Gliwice, Gliwice County is also bordered by Tarnowskie Góry County to the north-east, the city of Zabrze to the east, Mikołów County and the city of Ruda Śląska to the south-east, Rybnik County and the city of Rybnik to the south, Racibórz County to the south-west, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County to the west, and Strzelce County to the north-west.

Administrative division

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

Gmina Type Area
Knurów urban 34.0 38,310  
Pyskowice urban 31.1 18,432  
Gmina Gierałtowice rural 39.0 12,096 Gierałtowice
Gmina Pilchowice rural 67.5 11,945 Pilchowice
Gmina Rudziniec rural 160.4 10,633 Rudziniec
Gmina Toszek urban-rural 98.5 9,409 Toszek
Gmina Sośnicowice urban-rural 116.2 8,894 Sośnicowice
Gmina Wielowieś rural 116.6 5,852 Wielowieś


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