Łódź

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Łódź
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Łódź is located in Poland
Łódź
Łódź
Coordinates: 51°36′N 19°25′E / 51.600°N 19.417°E / 51.600; 19.417Coordinates: 51°36′N 19°25′E / 51.600°N 19.417°E / 51.600; 19.417
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipŁódź
Population
 • Total776,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Łódź (Polish: [wutɕ] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is the third-largest city in Poland. 776,000 people live there. It is in the Łódź Voivodeship in the centre of the country. In Polish the name also means "boat". The mayor of Łódź is Hanna Zdanowska.

History[change | change source]

The first documents mentioning the city date from 1332. Łódź was awarded city rights (according to the Magdeburg law) in 1432. The Congress of Vienna decided in 1815 that the city should be part of Russia. Only in 1918 did the city fall back to Poland.

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The city is about 120 km south-west of Warsaw. In and around the city, there are some textile and electronics industries. Because of prolonged economic difficulties, there has been a decline in the population of the city. The city has a university and a film academy. Łódź has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

Sports[change | change source]

There are two major football teams in Łódź: the first is called ŁKS Łódź and the second is Widzew Łódź.

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