Bełchatów

Bełchatów

Infobox Settlement
name = Bełchatów



imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Bełchatów power plant and coal mine



image_shield = POL Bełchatów 1 COA.svg
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pushpin_label_position = bottom
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Łódź
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Bełchatów County
subdivision_type3 = Gmina
subdivision_name3 = Bełchatów (urban gmina)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Marek Chrzanowski
established_title = Established
established_date = 14th century
established_title3 = Town rights
established_date3 = 1743-1870, 1925
area_total_km2 = 34.63
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 62062
population_density_km2 = auto
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd = 51 | latm = 22 | lats = | latNS = N | longd = 19 | longm = 22 | longs = | longEW = E
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 97-400
area_code = +48 44
blank_name = Car plates
blank_info = EBE
website = http://www.belchatow.pl
Bełchatów Audio-IPA-pl|pl-Belchatow.ogg|b|e|U|'|ch|a|t|u|f is a city in central Poland, with 62,437 inhabitants (2004). It is located in Łódź Voivodeship. 120km from the capital of Poland.

Industry

Bełchatów has the largest coal fueled thermal power plant in Europe, the Elektrownia Bełchatów.

Sport

* GKS Bełchatów - men's football team (2nd league champions in 2003/2004, leader of 1st league at mid-way mark of the 2006/07 season, ultimately runner-up)
* Skra Bełchatów - men's volleyball team playing in Polish Volleyball League (Polska Liga Siatkówki, PLS)Championship of Poland in seasons 2004/05 and 05/06,Winner of Polish Cup in 2004 and 2005,3rd place in season 2001/02,4th place in season 2003/2004,

* Zjednoczeni Bełchatów - men's football team (6th league 2005/2006)

Housing estates

* Budowlanych housing estate - estate located in the central part of the city, close to the "Kultura" cinema, City Kultural Center, City Office and church. The estate is also close to the "Rakówka" river and Olszewki Park.
* Słoneczne housing estate
* Przytorze housing estate
* Okrzei housing estate
* 1 Maja housing estate
* Binków housing estate
* Dolnośląskie housing estate
* Konopnickiej housing estate
* Kopernika housing estate
* Olsztyńskie housing estate
* Tysiąclecia housing estate
* Wolności housing estate
* Żołnierzy P.O.W. housing estate

References

External links

* [http://www.belchatow.pl/ Official page of the town (in Polish)]


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