Krapkowice

Krapkowice [krapkɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] (listen) (German: Krappitz) is a town in south-western Poland with 17,840 inhabitants (2007), situated in the Opole Voivodeship, straddling both banks of the Oder River at the point where it joins with the Osobłoga. It is the regional capital of Krapkowice County.

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Krapkowice
Coordinates: 50°28′N 17°58′E
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyKrapkowice County
GminaGmina Krapkowice
Government
  MayorPiotr Solloch
Area
  Total20.91 km2 (8.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
  Total17,840
  Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
47-300 and 47-303 for Otmęt district
Car platesOKR
Websitehttp://www.krapkowice.pl

Traditionally this Upper Silesian town was a centre for leather, paper and cement manufacturing. Today only the paper and leather industries remain.

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