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Church in Łask
Church in Łask
Coat of arms of Łask
Coat of arms
Łask is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°35′N 19°8′E / 51.583°N 19.133°E / 51.583; 19.133Coordinates: 51°35′N 19°8′E / 51.583°N 19.133°E / 51.583; 19.133
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
County Łask County
Gmina Gmina Łask
 • Mayor Gabriel Szkudlarek
 • Total 15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 18,029
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98-100
Car plates ELA
Website www.lask.pl

Łask [wask] is a town in central Poland with 18,029[1] inhabitants (2013). It is the capital of Łask County, and is situated in Łódź Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Sieradz Voivodeship (1975–1998). 32nd Air Base of the Polish Air Force is located nearby.


The first mention in history about Lask was in 1356. It became official a city in 1422 by the law of the polish king Wladyslaw Jagiello.

With the invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Łask was occupied by the Wehrmacht and annexed by Nazi Germany. It was administered as part of the county or district (kreis) of Lask within Reichsgau Wartheland. Following the arrival of the Red Army and the end of the war, Łask became part of the People's Republic of Poland.

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