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 (2007)
 • Total 161,012
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Urban 117,808
 • Rural 43,204
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 2007 its total population is 161,012, out of which the population of Zgierz is 58,164, that of Ozorków is 20,445, that of Aleksandrów Łódzki is 20,635, that of Głowno is 14,989, that of Stryków is 3,575, and the rural population is 43,204.

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.

Gmina Type Area
Zgierz urban 42.3 58,164  
Gmina Aleksandrów Łódzki urban-rural 115.6 26,851 Aleksandrów Łódzki
Ozorków urban 15.5 20,445  
Głowno urban 19.8 14,989  
Gmina Stryków urban-rural 157.8 12,203 Stryków
Gmina Zgierz rural 199.2 11,766 Zgierz *
Gmina Ozorków rural 95.2 6,661 Ozorków *
Gmina Parzęczew rural 103.8 5,025 Parzęczew
Gmina Głowno rural 104.5 4,908 Głowno *
* seat not part of the gmina