Łódź East County

Łódź East County (Polish: powiat łódzki wschodni) 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 is the city of Łódź, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county consists of areas to the east and south of the city, and contains three towns: Koluszki, which lies 24 km (15 mi) east of Łódź, Tuszyn, 20 km (12 mi) south of Łódź, and Rzgów, 14 km (9 mi) south of Łódź.

Łódź East County
Powiat łódzki wschodni
Flag of Łódź East County
Coat of arms of Łódź East County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Łódź): 51°47′N 19°28′E / 51.783°N 19.467°E / 51.783; 19.467Coordinates: 51°47′N 19°28′E / 51.783°N 19.467°E / 51.783; 19.467
Country Poland
 • Total499.32 km2 (192.79 sq mi)
 • Total64,574
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 499.32 square kilometres (192.8 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 64,574, out of which the population of Koluszki is 13,407, that of Tuszyn is 7,178, that of Rzgów is 3,338, and the rural population is 40,651.

Until 2002 the county also included the areas which now form Brzeziny County.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Apart from the city of Łódź, Łódź East County is also bordered by Zgierz County to the north, Brzeziny County to the north-east, Tomaszów Mazowiecki County to the south-east, Piotrków County to the south and Pabianice County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into six gminas (three urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Koluszki urban-rural 157.2 22,985 Koluszki
Gmina Andrespol rural 23.8 11,693 Andrespol
Gmina Tuszyn urban-rural 128.9 11,690 Tuszyn
Gmina Rzgów urban-rural 66.0 9,019 Rzgów
Gmina Brójce rural 69.6 5,399 Brójce
Gmina Nowosolna rural 54.0 3,788 Nowosolna