Pabianice 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 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.