Łowicz County (Polish: powiat łowicki) 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 Łowicz, which lies 48 kilometres (30 mi) north-east of the regional capital Łódź.

Łowicz County

Powiat łowicki
Flag of Łowicz County
Flag
Coat of arms of Łowicz County
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Łowicz): 52°6′N 19°56′E / 52.100°N 19.933°E / 52.100; 19.933Coordinates: 52°6′N 19°56′E / 52.100°N 19.933°E / 52.100; 19.933
Country Poland
VoivodeshipŁódź
SeatŁowicz
Gminas
Area
 • Total987.13 km2 (381.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total82,338
 • Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban
30,204
 • Rural
52,134
Car platesELC
Websitehttp://www.powiat.lowicz.pl

The county covers an area of 987.13 square kilometres (381.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 82,338, out of which the population of Łowicz is 30,204 and the rural population is 52,134.

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Łowicz County is bordered by Sochaczew County to the north-east, Skierniewice County to the south-east, Brzeziny County to the south, Zgierz County to the south-west, Łęczyca County and Kutno County to the west, and Gostynin County to the north-west.

Administrative divisionEdit

The county is subdivided into 10 gminas (one urban and nine rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat
Łowicz urban 23.4 30,204  
Gmina Nieborów rural 103.3 9,536 Nieborów
Gmina Łowicz rural 133.4 7,444 Łowicz *
Gmina Łyszkowice rural 106.9 6,931 Łyszkowice
Gmina Zduny rural 128.5 6,098 Zduny
Gmina Bielawy rural 164.0 5,992 Bielawy
Gmina Kocierzew Południowy rural 93.5 4,696 Kocierzew Południowy
Gmina Domaniewice rural 86.2 4,594 Domaniewice
Gmina Kiernozia rural 76.0 3,638 Kiernozia
Gmina Chąśno rural 71.8 3,205 Chąśno
* seat not part of the gmina

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