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Coordinates : 51°36′43″N 19°25′26″E / 51.61194°N 19.42389°E / 51.61194; 19.42389

Łódź Voivodeship Województwo łódzkie

Voivodeship

Flag Coat of arms

Location within Poland
Poland

Division into counties

Coordinates (Łódź): 51°47′N 19°28′E / 51.783°N 19.467°E / 51.783; 19.467

COUNTRY Poland
Poland

CAPITAL Łódź

COUNTIES 3 cities, 21 land counties*

* Łódź * Piotrków Trybunalski * Skierniewice * Bełchatów County * Brzeziny County * Kutno County * Łask County * Łęczyca County * Łódź East County * Łowicz County * Opoczno County * Pabianice County * Pajęczno County * Piotrków County
Piotrków County
* Poddębice County * Radomsko County * Rawa County * Sieradz County * Skierniewice County * Tomaszów Mazowiecki County * Wieluń County * Wieruszów County * Zduńska Wola County * Zgierz County

AREA

• TOTAL 18,219 km2 (7,034 sq mi)

POPULATION (31-12-2016)

• TOTAL 2,485,323

• DENSITY 140/km2 (350/sq mi)

• URBAN 1,563,595

• RURAL 921,728

GDP (NOMINAL; 2014)

• TOTAL €25 billion

• PER CAPITA €10,000

VEHICLE REGISTRATION E

WEBSITE www.lodzkie.pl

*further divided into 177 gminas

ŁóDź VOIVODESHIP (also known as ŁóDź PROVINCE, or by its Polish name, województwo łódzkie ) is a province (voivodeship ) in central Poland
Poland
. It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Łódź Voivodeship (1975–1999) and the Sieradz , Piotrków Trybunalski and Skierniewice Voivodeships and part of Płock Voivodeship, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. The province is named after its capital and largest city, Łódź , pronounced .

Łódź Voivodeship is bordered by six other voivodeships: Masovian to the north and east, Świętokrzyskie to the south-east, Silesian to the south, Opole to the south-west, Greater Poland
Poland
to the west, and Kuyavian-Pomeranian for a short stretch to the north. Its territory belongs to three historical provinces of Poland
Poland
Masovia
Masovia
(in the east), Greater Poland
Poland
(in the west) and Lesser Poland
Poland
(in the southeast, around Opoczno ).

CONTENTS

* 1 Cities and towns * 2 Administrative division * 3 Protected areas * 4 History * 5 Culture and education * 6 References * 7 External links

CITIES AND TOWNS

The voivodeship contains 44 cities and towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (according to official figures for 2016):

* Łódź (696,503) * Piotrków Trybunalski (74,694) * Pabianice (66,265) * Tomaszów Mazowiecki (63,601) * Bełchatów (58,326) * Zgierz (56,929) * Skierniewice (48,327) * Radomsko (46,583) * Kutno (44,718) * Sieradz (42,762) * Zduńska Wola (42,698) * Łowicz (28,811) * Wieluń
Wieluń
(22,973) * Opoczno (21,635) * Aleksandrów Łódzki (21,380) * Ozorków (19,809) * Konstantynów Łódzki (17,892) * Łask (17,604) * Rawa Mazowiecka (17,561) * Głowno (14,534) * Łęczyca (14,362) * Koluszki (13,246) * Brzeziny (12,514) * Wieruszów (8,639) * Żychlin (8,376) * Zelów (7,725) * Poddębice (7,630) * Tuszyn (7,280) * Pajęczno (6,829) * Sulejów (6,272) * Działoszyn (6,040) * Krośniewice (4,458) * Drzewica (3,913) * Przedbórz (3,649) * Stryków (3,477) * Rzgów (3,378) * Złoczew (3,371) * Warta (3,303) * Biała Rawska (3,212) * Uniejów (2,984) * Kamieńsk (2,821) * Wolbórz (2,339) * Błaszki (2,196) * Szadek (1,976)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

Łódź Piotrków Trybunalski Pabianice Tomaszów Mazowiecki Bełchatów

Łódź Voivodeship is divided into 24 counties (powiats ): 3 city counties and 21 land counties. These are further divided into 177 gminas .

The counties are listed in the following table (ordering within categories is by decreasing population).

English and Polish names Area (km²) Population (2016) SEAT OTHER TOWNS Total gminas

CITY COUNTIES

Łódź 293 696,503

1

Piotrków Trybunalski 67 74,694

1

Skierniewice 33 48,327

1

LAND COUNTIES

Zgierz County powiat zgierski 854 165,206 Zgierz Ozorków , Aleksandrów Łódzki , Głowno , Stryków 9

Pabianice County powiat pabianicki 491 119,299 Pabianice Konstantynów Łódzki 7

Sieradz County powiat sieradzki 1,491 119,009 Sieradz Złoczew , Warta , Błaszki 11

Tomaszów Mazowiecki County powiat tomaszowski 1,026 118,234 Tomaszów Mazowiecki

11

Radomsko County powiat radomszczański 1,443 114,336 Radomsko Przedbórz , Kamieńsk 14

Bełchatów County powiat bełchatowski 969 113,004 Bełchatów Zelów 8

Kutno County powiat kutnowski 886 98,583 Kutno Żychlin , Krośniewice 11

Piotrków County
Piotrków County
powiat piotrkowski 1,429 93,334 Piotrków Trybunalski * Sulejów , Wolbórz 11

Łowicz County powiat łowicki 987 79,340 Łowicz

10

Opoczno County powiat opoczyński 1,039 77,203 Opoczno Drzewica 8

Wieluń County powiat wieluński 928 77,238 Wieluń
Wieluń

10

Łódź East County powiat łódzki wschodni 499 70,796 Łódź * Koluszki , Tuszyn , Rzgów 6

Zduńska Wola County powiat zduńskowolski 369 67,248 Zduńska Wola Szadek 4

Pajęczno County powiat pajęczański 804 52,003 Pajęczno Działoszyn 8

Łęczyca County powiat łęczycki 774 50,769 Łęczyca

8

Łask County powiat łaski 617 50,285 Łask

5

Rawa County powiat rawski 647 49,081 Rawa Mazowiecka Biała Rawska 6

Wieruszów County powiat wieruszowski 576 42,237 Wieruszów

7

Poddębice County powiat poddębicki 881 41,484 Poddębice Uniejów 6

Skierniewice County powiat skierniewicki 756 38,198 Skierniewice *

9

Brzeziny County powiat brzeziński 359 30,912 Brzeziny

5

* seat not part of the county

PROTECTED AREAS

Łódź Hills Landscape Park

Protected areas in Łódź Voivodeship include seven Landscape Parks , as listed below.

* Bolimów Landscape Park (partly in Masovian Voivodeship ) * Łódź Hills Landscape Park * Przedbórz Landscape Park (partly in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship ) * Spała Landscape Park * Sulejów Landscape Park * Warta-Widawka Landscape Park * Załęcze Landscape Park (partly in Silesian Voivodeship )

HISTORY

For more details on this topic, see Łódź Voivodeship (1919–1939) . Łódź Voivodeship 1921–1939

The capital of the Łódź Voivodeship has always been Łódź, but the area of land which it comprises has changed several times. The first was a unit of administrative division and local government in the Second Polish Republic
Second Polish Republic
in the years 1921–1939. In 1938 some western counties were ceded to Greater Poland
Poland
Voivodeship (see: Territorial changes of Polish Voivodeships on April 1, 1938 ).

After the change, Łódź Voivodeship's area was 20,446 square kilometres (7,894 sq mi), and its population (as for 1931) was 2,650,100. It consisted of 15 powiats (counties ):

* Brzeziny county, * Końskie county, * Kutno county, * Łask county, * Łęczyca county, * Łowicz county, * city of Łódź county (powiat łódzki grodzki), * Łódź county, * Opoczno county, * Piotrków Trybunalski county, * Radomsko county, * Rawa Mazowiecka county, * Sieradz county, * Skierniewice county, * Wieluń
Wieluń
county.

The largest cities of the voivodeship were (population according to the 1931 census):

* Łódź (pop. 604,600), * Piotrków Trybunalski (pop. 51,300), * Pabianice (pop. 45,700), * Tomaszów Mazowiecki (pop. 38,000), * Zgierz (pop. 26,600), * Kutno (pop. 23,400), * Radomsko (pop. 23,000).

Source: Mały rocznik statystyczny 1939, Nakładem Glownego Urzędu Statystycznego, Warszawa 1939 (Concise Statistical Year-Book of Poland, Warsaw 1939).

The next incarnation existed from 1945 until 1975 (although the city of Łódź was excluded as a separate City Voivodeship). This Łódź Voivodeship was then broken up, superseded by Łódź (see below), Sieradz , Piotrków Trybunalski , Skierniewice and partly Płock Voivodeships. Łódź Voivodeship 1975–1998

Łódź Voivodeship, also known as Łódź Metropolitan Voivodeship (województwo miejskie łódzkie), existed from 1975 until 1998, after which it was incorporated into today's Łódź Voivodeship. Until 1990, the mayor of the city of Łódź was also the voivodeship governor.

As of 1995, major cities and towns in Łódź Metropolitan Voivodeship included (with their 1995 populations):

* Łódź (825,600); * Pabianice (75,700); * Zgierz (59,100); * Ozorków (21,900); * Aleksandrów Łódzki (20,400).

CULTURE AND EDUCATION

The Rector's Office of the Lodz University of Technology National Film School in Łódź

The basic cultural activities in the Łódź Region are: monitoring activities of seven regional self-government cultural institutions, i.e.: the Arthur Rubinstein Łódź Philharmonic, Museum of Art in Łódź (having one of the biggest modern art collections in Europe), the Opera House, Stefan Jaracz Theater, the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, the Józef Piłsudski Regional and Municipal Public Library in Łódź, the Chamber of Culture in Łódź but also: supporting NGO’s, protection of monuments, awarding scholarships to young artists and rewards for the prominent artists. What is more, infrastructural projects are being undertaken. Among the most important investments are: the creation of four regional scenes in Stefan Jaracz Theatre , opening the new section of the Museum of Art in Łódź - ms² or the reconstruction of medieval settlement in Tum in the vicinity of Łęczyca . The major universities in Łódź Voivodeship are:

* University of Łódź * Technical University of Łódź * National Film School in Łódź * Medical University of Łódź * Higher School of the National Economy in Kutno * Academy of Fine Arts In Łódź * Jan Kochanowski University in Piotrków Trybunalski

There are also dozens of other schools and academies, but for the last four years the best students in Łódź Voivodeship (according to the prestigious contest "Studencki Nobel") have been studying at the University of Łódź - in 2009 the regional laureate was Piotr Pawlikowski, in 2010 - Joanna Dziuba, in 2011 and 2012 - Paweł Rogaliński .

The excellent scientific staff of the higher education establishments in Łódź is complemented by Łódź’s scientists from the Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and scientific ministerial institutes working within the field of the occupational medicine, textile, paper and leather industries. The number of students in the higher education establishments in Łódź is still growing. Currently, they educate 113,000 students from Poland
Poland
and other countries.

REFERENCES

* ^ http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/7192292/1-26022016-AP-EN.pdf/602b34e8-abba-439e-b555-4c3cb1dbbe6e * ^ Arkadiusz Belczyk, Tłumaczenie polskich nazw geograficznych na język angielski , 2002-2006. * ^ A B Population. Size and Structure and Vital Statistics in Poland
Poland
by Territorial Division in 2016, as of December 31. (PDF). Warszawa: Główny Urząd Statystyczny. 2017. p. 114-118. ISSN 2451-2087 . * ^ http://www.studenckinobel.pl/index.php/historia-konkursu History of the contest "Studencki Nobel" (in Polish) * ^ "Młody dziennikarz znów pretenduje do Nobla! (in Polish)". Retrieved 2010-05-29.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for ŁóDź (VOIVODSHIP) .

* Województwo Łódzkie Official website * www.lodzkie.travel – tourists attractions of łódź voivodeship, a website produced by the Regional Tourist Organisation of the Łódź Voivodeship

* v * t * e

Counties
Counties
of Łódź Voivodeship

CITY COUNTIES

* Łódź (capital) * Piotrków Trybunalski * Skierniewice

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