Sieradz County

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Sieradz County
Powiat sieradzki
County
Flag of Sieradz County
Flag
Coat of arms of Sieradz County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Sieradz): 51°36′N 18°45′E / 51.600°N 18.750°E / 51.600; 18.750Coordinates: 51°36′N 18°45′E / 51.600°N 18.750°E / 51.600; 18.750
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
Seat Sieradz
Gminas
Area
 • Total 1,491.04 km2 (575.69 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 121,013
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban 53,015
 • Rural 67,998
Car plates ESI
Website http://www.powiat-sieradz.pl

Sieradz County (Polish: powiat sieradzki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Łódź Voivodeship, central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Sieradz, which lies 54 kilometres (34 mi) west of the regional capital Łódź. The county contains three other towns: Złoczew, lying 23 km (14 mi) south-west of Sieradz, Warta, lying 14 km (9 mi) north-west of Sieradz, and Błaszki, 23 km (14 mi) west of Sieradz.

The county covers an area of 1,491.04 square kilometres (575.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 121,013, out of which the population of Sieradz is 44,045, that of Złoczew is 3,403, that of Warta is 3,388, that of Błaszki is 2,179, and the rural population is 67,998.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Sieradz County is bordered by Turek County and Poddębice County to the north, Zduńska Wola County and Łask County to the east, Wieluń County to the south, Wieruszów County to the south-west, and Ostrzeszów County and Kalisz County to the west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into 11 gminas (one urban, three urban-rural and seven rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Sieradz urban 51.2 44,045  
Gmina Błaszki urban-rural 201.6 15,090 Błaszki
Gmina Warta urban-rural 252.9 13,074 Warta
Gmina Sieradz rural 181.6 9,788 Sieradz *
Gmina Złoczew urban-rural 118.0 7,398 Złoczew
Gmina Brzeźnio rural 128.7 6,351 Brzeźnio
Gmina Wróblew rural 113.2 6,244 Wróblew
Gmina Goszczanów rural 123.3 5,814 Goszczanów
Gmina Burzenin rural 119.0 5,665 Burzenin
Gmina Brąszewice rural 106.3 4,485 Brąszewice
Gmina Klonowa rural 95.4 3,059 Klonowa
* seat not part of the gmina

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