Łódź is the third-largest city in Poland and a former industrial hub. Located in the central part of the country, it has a population of 685,285. It is the capital of Łódź Voivodeship, and is approximately 120 kilometres south-west of Warsaw. The city's coat of arms is an example of canting, as it depicts a boat, which alludes to the city's name.
Łódź was once a small settlement that first appeared in written records in around 1332. In the early 15th century it was granted city rights, but remained a rather small and insubstantial town. It was the property of Kuyavian bishops and clergy until the end of the 18th century, when Łódź was annexed by Prussia as a result of the second partition of Poland.
Address 2 Generała Romualda Traugutta, Łódź 90-107, Poland
Coordinates 51°46'7.436" N 19°27'25.168" E