Church in Zgierz
|Gmina||Zgierz (urban gmina)|
|Town rights||before 1244|
|• Mayor||Przemysław Staniszewski|
|• City||42.33 km2 (16.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||95-100 to 95-110|
|Area code(s)||(+48) 42|
Zgierz [zɡʲɛʂ] ( listen) (German: 1943–45 Görnau) 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 2014[update] it had a population of 57,458.
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.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Zgierz is twinned with:
- Glauchau, Germany
- Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary
- Kežmarok, Slovakia
- Kupiškis, Lithuania
- Manevychi, Ukraine
- Orzysz, Poland
- Supraśl, Poland
- "Population: Size and structure by territorial division" (PDF). Central Statistical Office. 2014. p. 62. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
- "Oficiálne stránky mesta Kežmarok". kezmarok.sk. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "Supraśl Information". DB City.com. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
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