Top:Panorama view of Gabriela Naratowicza Park (Plac Gabriela Naratowicza), Bottom left:The Nativity of Virgin Mary's Church (Parafia Narodzenia Najswietszej Maryi Panny w Bełchatów), Bottom right:Bełchatów Saints Church (Grocholice Bełchatów)
|Gmina||Bełchatów (urban gmina)|
|Town rights||1743-1870, 1925|
|• Mayor||Marek Chrzanowski|
|• Total||34.63 km2 (13.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+48 44|
Bełchatów has the largest coal fuelled thermal power plant in Europe, the Elektrownia Bełchatów, also, one of largest fossil fuel power stations in the world. It produces 27-28 TWh of electricity per year, or 20% of the total power generation in Poland.
One municipal division of Bełchatów comprises numerous housing estates including the Budowlanych housing estate located in the central part of the town (close to the "Kultura" cinema, the Municipal Cultural Center, the Town Hall and the church). The estate is also close to the "Rakówka" river and Olszewski Park.
Other municipal divisions of Bełchatów include Dobrzelów District, Grocholice, and the following housing estates:
- 1 Maja
- Żołnierzy P.O.W.
- GKS Bełchatów - men's football team (2nd league champions in 2003/2004, runner-up 2006/07 season)
- Skra Bełchatów - men's volleyball team playing in Polish Volleyball League (Polska Liga Siatkówki, PLS)
- Championship of Poland in seasons 2004/05 and 05/06,
- Winner of Polish Cup in 2004 and 2005,
- 3rd place in season 2001/02,
- 4th place in season 2003/2004,
Twin towns — Sister cities
- Aubergenville in France
- Myślenice in Poland
- Csongrád in Hungary
- Alcobaça in Portugal
- Tauragė in Lithuania
- Sovetsk in Russia
- "Portal Bełchatów" [Bełchatów - Partnership Cities]. Miasto Bełchatów [Bełchatów town council] belchatow.pl (in Polish). 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
- "Myślenice - Miasta partnerskie" [Myślenice - Partnership Cities] (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
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