Lodz, Poland

Poland Lodz

Lodz is a city in Poland, located 135 km (84 mi) south-west of Warsaw. With an estimated 2017 population of 693,797, it is the third largest city in the country.

The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Lodz date back to the 14th century.

Lodz was first mentioned in written sources in around 1332. In 1423, it was granted city rights by King Władysław II Jagiełło (1352/1362–1434). The Church of St. Anthony of Padua, dates to 1723, is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Lodz.

In 2017, the city was inducted into the UNESCO Creative Cities network and named UNESCO City of Film.

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