Church in Zgierz


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°51′N 19°25′E / 51.850°N 19.417°E / 51.850; 19.417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
County Zgierz County
Gmina Zgierz (urban gmina)
Established 1131
Town rights before 1244
  Mayor Przemysław Staniszewski
  City 42.33 km2 (16.34 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2014)
  City 57,458
  Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
  Metro 1,109,600
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95-100 to 95-110
Area code(s) (+48) 42
Car plates EZG
Website http://www.umz.zgierz.pl

Zgierz [zɡʲɛʂ] (German: 1943–45 Görnau) is a town in central Poland, located just to the north of Łódź and part of the metropolitan area centered on that city. As of 2014 it had a population of 57,458.[1]

Zgierz is situated in the Łódź Voivodeship (since 1999); previously it was in Łódź Metro Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is the capital of Zgierz County.

Zgierz is one of the oldest cities in Central Poland. It acquired its city rights some time before 1288. The city houses the biggest recreational complexes in Poland "Nowa Gdynia (The new Gdynia)" that contains among others huge swimming pools, tennis courts as well as a hotel and conference rooms.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Zgierz is twinned with:


Panorama of the Jana Pawła II square in Zgierz.


  1. "Population: Size and structure by territorial division" (PDF). Central Statistical Office. 2014. p. 62. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  2. "Oficiálne stránky mesta Kežmarok". kezmarok.sk. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. "Supraśl Information". DB City.com. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
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Coordinates: 51°51′N 19°25′E / 51.850°N 19.417°E / 51.850; 19.417

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