Pabianice [pabʲaˈɲit͡sɛ] is a town in central Poland with 66,265 inhabitants (2016). Situated in the Łódź Voivodeship, it is the capital of Pabianice County. It lies about 10 kilometres (6 miles) southwest of Łódź and belongs to the metropolitan area of that city. It is the third largest city in the Łódź Voivodeship by population. The area of the city covers 32.9 square kilometres (12.7 sq mi) being the 10th largest in Łódź Voivodeship.
According to data from 2009 Pabianice covers 32.99 km2 (13 sq mi) with following split:Agricultural land: 53%
City covers 6,70% of the Pabianice County.
Neighbour administrative districts: gmina Dobroń, gmina Ksawerów, miasto Łódź, gmina Pabianice, gmina Rzgów.
Pabianice has seen major infrastructural changes over the past few years amidst increased investment and economic growth. The city has a much improved infrastructure with new roads. Pabianice now has a good circular road system. Pabianice bypass (express road S14) opened in May 2012. However, parts of S8 are currently under construction and to be completed within 2012.
Near Pabianice there is an international airport: Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport (IATA: LCJ, ICAO: EPLL) located just 11 kilometres (7 miles) from the city centre.
Public transport in Pabianice includes buses, trams (streetcars), as of 2013 commuter railway Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna and regional rail PKP Przewozy Regionalne. The regional rail and light rail is operated by Polish State Railways (PKP). There are also some suburban bus lines run by private operators. Bus service covers the entire city. Currently, the Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (City Transport Company) company runs line number 41 which connects Pabianice with Łódź City.
The population of Pabianice has been steadily decreasing. Between 2002 and 2016 it fell from 72,444 to 66,265 (a decrease of about 400 people every year).
According to source data from 2009 average income per capita was on the level of 1844,96 PLN. According to source data from October 2011 average unemployment rate in Pabianice is on the level of 15,6%
- Renesansowy kościół św. Mateusza
- Fortified manor house of kapituła krakowska
- Weaver houses (Domy tkaczy)
- "Krusche-Ender" cotton factory buildings
- Old offices "Krusche-Ender" with "prządki" sculpture
- Old palace of Enders' family
- Evangelical Parrish Church of Sts. Peter and Paul's
- Neo-Gothic kościół Najświętszej Marii Panny
- Christian cemeteries
- Railway station
- Jewish Cemetery in Pabianice, Cmentarz żydowski w Pabianicach
- Synagoga (zniszczona |ruins)
- Neorenesansowa kaplica przy ul. Waryńskiego (w ruinie |ruins)
- Maria Konopnicka Special Education School Complex
Centrum, Bugaj, Piaski, Stare Miasto, Karniszewice, Klimkowizna, Jutrzkowice, Wola Zaradzyńska Nowa, J. Salwy, Marii Konopnickiej, Jana Pawła II, Mikołaja Kopernika, Dąbrowa, Rypułtowice, Czyryczyn(formerly Sereczyn), Karolew.Rabbi Menachem Mendel Alter - Grand Rabbi of Pabianice (1877 - 1942). Son of Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter and brother of Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter. Mudered in Treblinka August 12, 1942.
Paweł Janas (born 1953), football player and coach
Marcin Komorowski (born 1984), football player
Krystyna Mikołajewska (born 1939), actress
Józef Pluskowski (1896–1950), Polish poet
Pabianice is twinned with: Rokiškis in Lithuania (since 1998)
Gusev in Russia (since 2002)
Plauen in Germany (since 2005)
Kerepes in Hungary (since 2009)