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

Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship Województwo łódzkie

Voivodeship

Flag

Coat of arms

Location within Poland

Division into counties

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

Country  Poland

Capital Łódź

Counties

3 cities, 21 land counties*

Łódź Piotrków Trybunalski Skierniewice Bełchatów
Bełchatów
County Brzeziny
Brzeziny
County Kutno
Kutno
County Łask
Łask
County Łęczyca
Łęczyca
County Łódź
Łódź
East County Łowicz
Łowicz
County Opoczno
Opoczno
County Pabianice
Pabianice
County Pajęczno
Pajęczno
County Piotrków County Poddębice
Poddębice
County Radomsko
Radomsko
County Rawa County Sieradz
Sieradz
County Skierniewice
Skierniewice
County Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Tomaszów Mazowiecki
County Wieluń
Wieluń
County Wieruszów
Wieruszów
County Zduńska Wola
Zduńska Wola
County Zgierz
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)[1]

 • Total €25 billion

 • Per capita €10,000

Vehicle registration E

Website www.lodzkie.pl

*further divided into 177 gminas

Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship (also known as Łódź
Łódź
Province,[2] or by its Polish name, województwo łódzkie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ ˈwut͡skʲɛ]) is a province (voivodeship) in central Poland. It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship (1975–1999) and the Sieradz, Piotrków Trybunalski and Skierniewice
Skierniewice
Voivodeships and part of Płock Voivodeship, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms
Polish local government reforms
adopted in 1998. The province is named after its capital and largest city, Łódź, pronounced [wut͡ɕ]. Łódź
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[edit] The voivodeship contains 44 cities and towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (according to official figures for 2016):[3]

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

Administrative division[edit]

Łódź

Piotrków Trybunalski

Pabianice

Tomaszów Mazowiecki

Bełchatów

Łódź
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).[3]

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

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

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

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

11

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

Bełchatów
Bełchatów
County powiat bełchatowski 969 113,004 Bełchatów Zelów 8

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

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

Łowicz
Łowicz
County powiat łowicki 987 79,340 Łowicz

10

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

Wieluń
Wieluń
County powiat wieluński 928 77,238 Wieluń

10

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

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

Pajęczno
Pajęczno
County powiat pajęczański 804 52,003 Pajęczno Działoszyn 8

Łęczyca
Łęczyca
County powiat łęczycki 774 50,769 Łęczyca

8

Łask
Łask
County powiat łaski 617 50,285 Łask

5

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

Wieruszów
Wieruszów
County powiat wieruszowski 576 42,237 Wieruszów

7

Poddębice
Poddębice
County powiat poddębicki 881 41,484 Poddębice Uniejów 6

Skierniewice
Skierniewice
County powiat skierniewicki 756 38,198 Skierniewice
Skierniewice
*

9

Brzeziny
Brzeziny
County powiat brzeziński 359 30,912 Brzeziny

5

* seat not part of the county

Protected areas[edit]

Łódź
Łódź
Hills Landscape Park

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

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

History[edit] Further information: Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship (1919–1939)

Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship 1921–1939

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

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

Łódź
Łódź
(pop. 604,600), Piotrków Trybunalski
Piotrków Trybunalski
(pop. 51,300), Pabianice
Pabianice
(pop. 45,700), Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Tomaszów Mazowiecki
(pop. 38,000), Zgierz
Zgierz
(pop. 26,600), Kutno
Kutno
(pop. 23,400), Radomsko
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
Łódź
was excluded as a separate City Voivodeship). This Łódź Voivodeship was then broken up, superseded by Łódź
Łódź
(see below), Sieradz, Piotrków Trybunalski, Skierniewice
Skierniewice
and partly Płock Voivodeships.

Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship 1975–1998

Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship, also known as Łódź
Łódź
Metropolitan Voivodeship (województwo miejskie łódzkie), existed from 1975 until 1998, after which it was incorporated into today's Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship. Until 1990, the mayor of the city of Łódź
Łódź
was also the voivodeship governor. As of 1995, major cities and towns in Łódź
Łódź
Metropolitan Voivodeship included (with their 1995 populations):

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

Culture and education[edit]

The Rector's Office of the Lodz University of Technology

National Film School in Łódź

The basic cultural activities in the Łódź
Łódź
Region are: monitoring activities of seven regional self-government cultural institutions, i.e.: the Arthur Rubinstein
Arthur Rubinstein
Łódź
Łódź
Philharmonic, Museum of Art in Łódź
Łódź
(having one of the biggest modern art collections in Europe), the Opera House, Stefan Jaracz
Stefan Jaracz
Theater, the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, the Józef Piłsudski
Józef Piłsudski
Regional and Municipal Public Library in Łódź, the Chamber of Culture in Łódź
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
Stefan Jaracz
Theatre, opening the new section of the Museum of Art in Łódź
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
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
Łódź
Voivodeship (according to the prestigious contest "Studencki Nobel") have been studying at the University of Łódź
Łódź
- in 2009 the regional laureate was Piotr Pawlikowski, in 2010 - Joanna Dziuba, in 2011 and 2012 - Paweł Rogaliński.[4][5] The excellent scientific staff of the higher education establishments in Łódź
Łódź
is complemented by Łódź’s scientists from the Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
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
Łódź
is still growing. Currently, they educate 113,000 students from Poland
Poland
and other countries. References[edit]

^ 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 [Translation of Polish Geographical Names into English], 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. pp. 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[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Łódź
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

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Counties
Counties
of Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship

City counties

Łódź
Łódź
(capital) Piotrków Trybunalski Skierniewice

Land counties

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

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Voivodeships of Poland

Greater Poland Kuyavian-Pomeranian Lesser Poland Łódź Lower Silesian Lublin Lubusz Masovian Opole Podkarpackie Podlaskie Pomeranian Silesian Świętokrzyskie Warmian-Masurian West Pomeranian

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Voivodeships of Poland
Voivodeships of Poland
1975–1998

Biała Podlaska Białystok Bielsko-Biała Bydgoszcz Chełm Ciechanów Częstochowa Elbląg Gdańsk Gorzów Wielkopolski Jelenia Góra Kalisz Katowice Kielce Konin Koszalin Kraków Krosno Legnica Leszno Lublin Łomża Łódź Nowy Sącz Olsztyn Opole Ostrołęka Piła Piotrków Płock Poznań Przemyśl Radom Rzeszów Siedlce Sieradz Skierniewice Słupsk Suwałki Szczecin Tarnobrzeg Tarnów Toruń Wałbrzych Warsaw Włocławek Wrocław Zamość Zielona Góra

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 167233

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