Brzeg Poviat- one of twelve Poviats of the Opole Region boarders from the West upon the Lower Silesia Province. On the territory of the Opole Region it borders upon the Poviats of Namysłów, Nysa and Opole. An easy access is ensured by the net of roads and railway junctions. Through the district runs the oldest (1843) in Poland railway line from Wrocław to Opole, which presents a fragment of the international route connecting the Western Europe with Ukraine. The terrain of the Poviat is crossed by the highway A4, which is planned to facilitate the connection of the Eastern with Western Europe. A well developed infrastructure of the national, Poviat and regional roads ensures a convenient local and international communication. The Poviat is administratively divided into the following six communes: Brzeg, Grodków, Lewin Brzeski, Lubsza, Olszanka and Skarbimierz. In the Poviat there are three towns, that is, Brzeg, Grodków and Lewin Brzeski.
The characteristics of the terrain
The district of Brzeg extends on the Silesian Lowland, where the Valley of Odra meets the Valley of Nysa Kłodzka. The river Odra divides the picturesque place into two parts. The right – bank of the river is characterized by the Poviat greatest forest terrains, which present an extension of the forests of Stobrawa and Turawa. Less wooded left-bank of the river has better soils. The shape of the ground of the Land of Brzeg is a typically lowland one. If there would not be the pre valley of the River Odra (130,2 m) and some hills (the hill in the forest of Lubsza – (178,6 m) the hill near Łosiów – (181 m, the hill near Michałów – (182 m) the surface of the district would be almost flat.
By a little bit more varied landscape is characterized the Land of Grodków (Ziemia Grodkowska) has a more varied landscape. The southern skirts are ranged by the area of Upper Land of Nysa (Wysocczyzna Nyska), classified to Przedgórze Sudeckie (Foreland of Sudety).