Gmina Gidle is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Radomsko County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. Its seat is the village of Gidle, which lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Radomsko and 93 km (58 mi) south of the regional capital Łódź.
The gmina covers an area of 116.32 square kilometres (44.9 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 6,610.
Neighbouring gminas [ edit ]
Gmina Gidle is bordered by the gminas of
Dąbrowa Zielona, Kłomnice, Kobiele Wielkie, Kruszyna, Radomsko and Żytno.
Massacre during Second World War [ edit ]
During the German
invasion of Poland in 1939, Wehrmacht soldiers murdered 72 civilians from the villages in the region, by shooting and throwing people into fire. The murdered included infants, children, elderly and women. [2 ]
Villages [ edit ]
The gmina contains the following villages having the status of
sołectwo: Borowa, Ciężkowice, Chrostowa, Gidle, Gowarzów, Górka, Graby, Kajetanowice, Kotfin, Ludwików, Michałopol, Piaski, Pławno, Ruda, Stanisławice, Stęszów, Włynice, Wojnowice, Wygoda, Zabrodzie and Zagórze.
There are also 11 villages without sołectwo status:
Młynek, Huby Kotfińskie, Niesulów, Skrzypiec, Borki, Spalastry, Górki-Kolonia, Lasek-Kolonia, Zielonka, Strzała, Ojrzeń.
References [ edit ]
^ Polish official population figures 2006
^ Szymon Datner "55 dni Wehrmachtu w Polsce" page 267