Łask County

Łask County (Polish: powiat łaski) 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 only town is Łask, which lies 32 kilometres (20 mi) south-west of the regional capital Łódź.

Łask County
Powiat łaski
Flag of Łask County
Coat of arms of Łask County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Division into gminas
Division into gminas
Coordinates (Łask): 51°35′N 19°8′E / 51.583°N 19.133°E / 51.583; 19.133Coordinates: 51°35′N 19°8′E / 51.583°N 19.133°E / 51.583; 19.133
Country Poland
 • Total617.38 km2 (238.37 sq mi)
 • Total50,874
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 617.38 square kilometres (238.4 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 50,874, out of which the population of Łask is 18,684 and the rural population is 32,190.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Łask County is bordered by Poddębice County to the north, Pabianice County to the east, Bełchatów County to the south-east, Wieluń County to the south-west, and Sieradz County and Zduńska Wola County to the west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Łask urban-rural 146.9 28,406 Łask
Gmina Widawa rural 178.0 7,954 Widawa
Gmina Sędziejowice rural 120.2 6,523 Sędziejowice
Gmina Buczek rural 90.8 4,893 Buczek
Gmina Wodzierady rural 81.4 3,098 Wodzierady