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Krapkowice

Krapkowice
Market square
Market square
Flag of Krapkowice
Flag
Coat of arms of Krapkowice
Coat of arms
Krapkowice is located in Poland
Krapkowice
Krapkowice
Coordinates: 50°28′N 17°58′E / 50.467°N 17.967°E / 50.467; 17.967
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
Website[www.krapkowice.pl]

Krapkowice [krapkɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] (About this soundlisten) (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.

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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