Łask [wask] is a town in central Poland with 18,029 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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