Poddębice County

Poddębice County (Polish: powiat poddębicki) 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 Poddębice, which lies 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of the regional capital Łódź. The only other town in the county is Uniejów, lying 14 km (9 mi) north-west of Poddębice.

Poddębice County
Powiat poddębicki
Flag of Poddębice County
Coat of arms of Poddębice County
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Poddębice): 51°54′N 18°58′E / 51.900°N 18.967°E / 51.900; 18.967Coordinates: 51°54′N 18°58′E / 51.900°N 18.967°E / 51.900; 18.967
Country Poland
 • Total880.91 km2 (340.12 sq mi)
 • Total42,195
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
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The county covers an area of 880.91 square kilometres (340.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 42,195, out of which the population of Poddębice is 7,875, that of Uniejów is 2,916, and the rural population is 31,404.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Poddębice County is bordered by Łęczyca County to the north-east, Zgierz County to the east, Pabianice County to the south-east, Łask County, Zduńska Wola County and Sieradz County to the south, Turek County to the west, and Koło County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

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

Gmina Type Area
Gmina Poddębice urban-rural 224.7 15,923 Poddębice
Gmina Uniejów urban-rural 129.0 7,249 Uniejów
Gmina Wartkowice rural 141.8 6,360 Wartkowice
Gmina Zadzim rural 144.4 5,341 Zadzim
Gmina Pęczniew rural 128.4 3,672 Pęczniew
Gmina Dalików rural 112.7 3,650 Dalików