Zgierz County

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Zgierz County
Powiat zgierski
Flag of Zgierz County
Coat of arms of Zgierz County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Zgierz): 51°51′N 19°25′E / 51.850°N 19.417°E / 51.850; 19.417Coordinates: 51°51′N 19°25′E / 51.850°N 19.417°E / 51.850; 19.417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
Seat Zgierz
 • Total 853.71 km2 (329.62 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total 165,206
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Urban 116,129
 • Rural 49,077
Car plates EZG
Website http://www.powiat.zgierz.pl/

Zgierz County (Polish: powiat zgierski) 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 Zgierz, which lies 9 kilometres (6 mi) north-west of the regional capital Łódź. The county contains four other towns: Ozorków, lying 16 km (10 mi) north-west of Zgierz, Aleksandrów Łódzki, lying 9 km (6 mi) south-west of Zgierz, Głowno, lying 24 km (15 mi) north-east of Zgierz, and Stryków, lying 15 km (9 mi) north-east of Zgierz.

The county covers an area of 853.71 square kilometres (329.6 sq mi). As of 2016 its total population is 165,206, out of which the population of Zgierz is 56,929, that of Ozorków is 19,809, that of Aleksandrów Łódzki is 21,380, that of Głowno is 14,534, that of Stryków is 3,477, and the rural population is 49,077.

Neighbouring counties[edit]

Zgierz County is bordered by Łowicz County to the north-east, Brzeziny County to the east, the city of Łódź, Łódź East County and Pabianice County to the south, Poddębice County to the west, and Łęczyca County to the north-west.

Administrative division[edit]

The county is subdivided into nine gminas (three urban, two urban-rural and four rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.[1][2]

Gmina Type Area
Zgierz urban 42.3 56,929  
Gmina Aleksandrów Łódzki urban-rural 115.6 30,980 Aleksandrów Łódzki
Ozorków urban 15.5 19,809  
Głowno urban 19.8 14,534  
Gmina Zgierz rural 199.2 13,743 Zgierz *
Gmina Stryków urban-rural 157.8 12,418 Stryków
Gmina Ozorków rural 95.2 6,942 Ozorków *
Gmina Parzęczew rural 103.8 5,012 Parzęczew
Gmina Głowno rural 104.5 4,839 Głowno *
* seat not part of the gmina