Pabianice County

Pabianice County (Polish: powiat pabianicki) 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 Pabianice, which lies 16 kilometres (10 mi) south of the regional capital Łódź. The only other town in the county is Konstantynów Łódzki, lying 12 km (7 mi) north of Pabianice.

Pabianice County
Powiat pabianicki
Flag of Pabianice County
Coat of arms of Pabianice County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Pabianice): 51°39′N 19°23′E / 51.650°N 19.383°E / 51.650; 19.383Coordinates: 51°39′N 19°23′E / 51.650°N 19.383°E / 51.650; 19.383
Country Poland
VoivodeshipŁódź
SeatPabianice
Gminas
Area
 • Total490.77 km2 (189.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total119,008
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • Urban
88,009
 • Rural
30,999
Car platesEPA
Websitehttp://www.powiat.pabianice.pl

The county covers an area of 490.77 square kilometres (189.5 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 119,008, out of which the population of Pabianice is 70,445, that of Konstantynów Łódzki is 17,564, and the rural population is 30,999.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Pabianice County is bordered by Zgierz County to the north, the city of Łódź and Łódź East County to the east, Piotrków County to the south-east, Bełchatów County to the south, Łask County to the west, and Poddębice County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Pabianice urban 33.0 70,445  
Konstantynów Łódzki urban 26.9 17,564  
Gmina Ksawerów rural 13.6 7,155 Ksawerów
Gmina Lutomiersk rural 133.9 7,090 Lutomiersk
Gmina Dobroń rural 94.4 6,886 Dobroń
Gmina Pabianice rural 88.6 5,701 Pabianice *
Gmina Dłutów rural 100.5 4,167 Dłutów
* seat not part of the gmina

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