- Gmina Chrząstowice
— Gmina — Coordinates (Chrząstowice): Country Poland Voivodeship Opole County Opole County Seat Chrząstowice Area – Total 82.31 km2 (31.8 sq mi) Population (2006) – Total 6,655 – Density 80.9/km2 (209.4/sq mi) Website http://www.chrzastowice.pl
Gmina Chrząstowice / German: Gemeinde Chronstau is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Opole County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Its seat is the village of Chrząstowice, which lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of the regional capital Opole.
In the Middle Ages, the area belonged to the Kingdom of Poland, with occasional periods of Czech rule. After the feudal fragmentation of Poland it had a certain amount of autonomy, before becoming part of the Hapsburg Empire in 1526. In the second half of the 17th century it again briefly came under Polish rule, before returning to the Hapsburgs. After the War of Austrian succession the area, along with rest of Silesia was taken by Kingdom of Prussia, and was part of it and its successor states; the gmina was located in the former German Province of Lower Silesia. After World War II, the area became part of Poland again.
The gmina covers an area of 82.31 square kilometres (31.8 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 6,655.
The commune contains the villages and settlements of:
- Dębska Kuźnia/Dembiohammer
- Suchy Bór/Derschau
Other villagesSeat (not part of the county): Opole Urban-rural gminas Rural gminas
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