Zgierz

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Zgierz
Church in Zgierz
Church in Zgierz
Flag of Zgierz
Flag
Coat of arms of Zgierz
Coat of arms
Zgierz is located in Poland
Zgierz
Zgierz
Coordinates: 51°51′N 19°25′E / 51.850°N 19.417°E / 51.850; 19.417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
County Zgierz County
Gmina Zgierz (urban gmina)
Established 1131
Town rights before 1244
Government
 • Mayor Iwona Wieczorek
Area
 • City 42.33 km2 (16.34 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2007)
 • City 58,164
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,109,600
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95-100 to 95-110
Area code(s) +48 42
Car plates EZG
Website http://www.umz.zgierz.pl

Zgierz [zɡʲɛʂ] ( ) is a town in central Poland, located just to the north of Łódź and part of the metropolitan area centered on that city. As of 2007 it had a population of 58,164.[1]

Zgierz is situated in the Łódź Voivodeship (since 1999); previously it was in Łódź Metro Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is the capital of Zgierz County.

Zgierz is one of the oldest cities in Central Poland. It acquired its city rights some time before 1288. The city houses the biggest recreational complexes in Poland "Nowa Gdynia (The new Gdynia)" that contains among others huge swimming pools, tennis courts as well as a hotel and conference rooms.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Zgierz is twinned with:

Panorama[edit]

Panorama of the Jana Pawła II square in Zgierz.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Population: Size and structure by territorial division" (PDF). Central Statistical Office. 2008. p. 62. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Oficiálne stránky mesta Kežmarok". kezmarok.sk. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Supraśl Information". DB City.com. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 

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Coordinates: 51°51′N 19°25′E / 51.850°N 19.417°E / 51.850; 19.417